Local Events and Info
Casper Eclipse: At 5,500 feet above sea level, the wide open skies in Casper stretch from the mountain skyline as far as the eye can see. And in mid-August, low humidity, variable winds and an 85% probability of clear skies means that the only place you won’t find incredible views of this once-in-a-lifetime event is indoors. Casper is planning a party for the ages, and you can subscribe to the e-newsletter to stay on top of all the latest developments!
Astrocon 2017 Convention: Will be held at the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre in Casper, Wyoming, Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday, August 19th, 2017. In addition to the lectures/presentations and workshops, are social events: the Star-B-Q and Gala Awards Banquet including a special keynote speaker. Well-known vendors will also be on hand to display a multitude of astronomical products and provide expert advice.
Wind River Country (Riverton & Lander)
Wind River Eclipse: Witness the Great American Eclipse in Wyoming’s wild and culturally rich Wind River Country. The path of totality passes right through Wind River Country—Fremont County, Wyoming. Immerse yourself in Native American culture and Western history while the moon passes before the sun. Stand at the base of immense rock walls while nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomenon unfolds. Experience dusk at noon from the saddle. Witness the Great American Eclipse from a Wyoming mountaintop with family or friends at your side. Explore Wyoming’s Wind River Country in the exciting days leading up to the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, while the moon casts its shadow on the Earth, and in the glowing days that follow.
Wyoming State Parks
State Parks Eclipse: Several Wyoming State Parks are located within the 100-mile wide area of totality, Boysen State Park, Hot Springs State Park, Edness K. Wilkins State Park, Glendo State Park and Guernsey State Pak. In fact, Glendo State Park is located right in the middle of the line of greatest duration. The eclipse is expected to take place in the EKW, Glendo, Guernsey areas at approximately 10:20 a.m.
During the eclipse, and the week prior, Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites will be offering:
- Eclipse hikes
- Star parties
- Eclipse biking
- Movie nights
- Many educational sessions around this rare event!
Astronomy experts will be on hand with a variety of telescopes educating visitors about stars, planets, and the science of astronomy. Expanded camping opportunities at specific parks will meet the influx of visitors who wish to visit us during this most beautiful spectacle.