[meteorite-list] August eclipse in Wyoming
From: tracy latimer <daistiho_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:56:09 +0000
This will be a big event for astronomy buffs across the US. ?I managed to snag a room at the Old Faithful Inn for the 4-5 days around the event, and am planning to drive down into Grand Tetons National Park that day for best viewing, about 100 miles. ?The Bad Astronomer set up one of his Science Ranch Getaways along the path of totality?for that period; it sold out within 2 days of being posted. ?Our tame astrophysicist has a family cabin in West Yellowstone, and has already declared his intent to camp there during the event.
Just because you can't make it to the Wyoming area during the eclipse doesn't mean you can't view it; the eclipse cuts a swath across the CONUS from Oregon to North Carolina. ?Unless you are in the SW or NE corner of the US, you are probably no more than a day or two drive away from good viewing, weather permitting ?
From: Meteorite-list <meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com> on behalf of David Freeman via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:31 PM
To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Subject: [meteorite-list] August eclipse in Wyoming
Yes, I'm still around, just taking an extended vacation from being a pain in the postier.
August 21st. is a? total eclipse. It is causing the motels in Casper and Lander to be booked full already.
Rock Springs, (here where I am) is located about a hundred miles from good? viewing at South Pass where it is over fifteen miles from the nearest lit light bulb.? It is expected to be 99% total from Pacific Springs rest area location on WY highway 28 at the afore mentioned South Pass.
Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism is planning on doing something, maybe some field trips, or ?
I will make a few more posts as the event comes along time wise.
With my regards,
David Freeman Rock Springs WY 82902 41.6?N 109.22?W (Elev. 6324 ft)
Received on Tue 28 Feb 2017 12:56:09 PM PST