This Week in the World of #TetonEclipse

55 Days to Go and Loads of Opportunities to Learn More!

Things to consider for your eclipse preparedness and education this week – there’s lots going on and lots to look forward to – and we’re not just talking about the event itself, rather all the engagement opportunities surrounding it and chances to brush up on art, science and even some hazard mitigation.

TONIGHT:

Monday, June 26, 2017 – The Teton Photography Group Photographing the Eclipse at Teton County Library 6:00-7:30 pm

Teton Photography Group presents three mini-talks to get prepared for photographing the eclipse on August 21. Dr Jim Little Sr is an eclipse enthusiast and has traveled around the world to witness eight more total solar eclipses since his first eclipse experience in Helena, Montana in 1979. Aaron Linsdau, commercial photographer, wrote the Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guidebook. He will talk about technical shooting as well as how to use a point and shoot or smart phone. Dr. Samuel Singer, the Founder and Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing will give a brief eclipse overview. All three will be available to answer questions. Location: Ordway Auditorium. Free. Oona, events@tclib.org, 307-733-2164 x135.

PS Tonight there’s also a great presentation on Wildfires at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. This destinations prime fire season is in August and County and Town officials are focused on wildfire prevention during the anticipated heavy impact days surrounding the August 21 Eclipse.

Thursday, June 29, 2017- 7 AM

Breakfast at the Whole Grocer | JH Rotary Breakfast Club Eclipse Presentation with Rich Ochs, Teton County Emergency Management Services

Friday, June 20, 2017Pop Up for the Eclipse Party with Wyoming Stargazing and the Art Association. Free Community Event. Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center.

It’s time to get excited about the upcoming total solar eclipse! Join renowned photographer, astronomer and author Dr. Tyler Nordgren and Denver-based EUREKUS educators for a fun-filled evening presentations, hands-on family “STEAM” art projects, food and solar astronomy. We’ll be set up at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse from 6 pm – 9 pm before heading over (biking suggested) to Rendezvous Park to join Wyoming Stargazing (weather permitting). Food and beverages will be for sale as well Dr. Nordgren’s Eclipse posters and SUN, MOON, EARTH book if you would like to have them signed.

Dr. Nordgren’s presentation “Come for the Stars, Stay for the Sun” will begin at 7:30pm.

This is a free family event, donations appreciated. Picas and Nom Nom donuts will be for sale.