For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse is coming to Wyoming. On August 21, 2017, the eclipse will make its way across the beautiful Wyoming skies. Astronomers, eclipse enthusiasts and travelers from around the world are making their plans to convene in Wyoming to experience one of the most breathtaking sights on earth in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
If you are attending a sponsored eclipse viewing celebration in Carbon County you can pick up a pair of free solar eclipse viewing glasses from particiating Carbon County Libraries.
Local Eclipse Events
August 17, 2017
Music in the Park featuring "The Good, The Bad & The Blues"
Washington Park, Rawlins, WY
Food & drink begins @ 5:30 pm, Concert starts at 7:00 pm
50/50 raffle benefits different non-profit each week
8/14-18 Eclipse Viewer – Educational craft, Carbon County Libraries
8/19 Edison Illuminated Exhibit Opening @ Carbon County Museum, Rawlins, WY
8/19 Riverside Party Day, Riverside, WY
August 19, 2017
Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival
Veterans Island Park, Saratoga, WY
Starts at 1:00 pm
Microbreweries from Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the annual competition. The original and only official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will showcase breweries based in Wyoming.
Live music will provide entertainment for the day-long event (1pm to 5 pm). The park location features great playground equipment for the kids and horse shoe pits. Local and regional crafters will be showing their hand crafted creations so you can bring home your own trophy. Great food vendors and a chili competition complete the day.
And don’t forget the “Trout Run 5K” fun run in the morning. Rain or shine, we welcome you to the “Good Times Valley” for the weekend!
8/21 Eclipse on the Green (Rec Center Soccer Fields), Rawlins, WY
8/21 Twilight Tournament at Rochelle Ranch Golf Course, Rawlins, WY
8/21 View from on top of Cell Block B (Tentative), Wyoming Frontier Prision, Rawlins, WY
8/21 Escape to Historic Downtown Rawlins for unique shopping and dining, Rawlins, WY
Learn More About the Eclipse
What is a total solar eclipse?
Essentially, it’s when the moon moves in front of the sun, covering it completely for a very short time. Stars come out, the horizon glows with a 360-degree sunset, the temperature drops and day turns to night. The darkness of the sky gives you a unique view of the beautiful corona that surrounds the sun. Important note: You’ll want to pick up a pair of eclipse glasses to see this event take place; looking directly at the sun without these specialized glasses could cause eye damage.