Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

The Great American Solar Eclipse

How can I experience it? Take a lift to the Sun…

Witness the partial and total solar eclipse in Sun Valley, where you’ll be able to ride the chairlift or gondola up Bald Mountain for a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Lifts will be operating from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are limited, so don’t get blacked out for your lift to the sun! 

www.sunvalley.com

 

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Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE PARTY

FESTIVAL MEADOW - SUN VALLEY ROAD

When a once-in-a-lifetime event comes soaring over Ketchum and Sun Valley, we’re going to celebrate.

On Aug. 21, 2017, join scientists, photographers, eclipse chasers and thousands of residents from across the globe in a march to the Line of Totality in Sun Valley. With a high probability of clear skies, the city of Ketchum and Sun Valley will be one of the best places in the nation to view this celestial spectacle.

While 1.04 minutes of Eclipse rapture is worth the trip to Ketchum, we’ll have a full schedule of special activities and programs all week long. Accommodations are filling up at blinding speeds, so plan your trip now. We can’t wait to experience Eclipse 2017 with you.

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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017 - JEFF SILVERMAN

Astronomer Jeff Silverman will speak Sunday, August 20, at 12:00 p.m. in Town Square. Silverman is a data scientist at Samba TV. Before moving into the tech industry, Silverman was a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley, working on observations of exploding stars and dark energy. He is heavily involved in science communication and public outreach programs. Silverman will also speak on Monday, August 21, at the Viewing Party hosted by the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley at Festival Meadow.

 

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Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

ECLIPSE TALK WITH ECLIPSE CHASER LEONA RICE AND ASTRONOMER CAROLYN RANKIN-MALLORY

Eclipse chaser Leona Rice and astronomer Carolyn Rankin-Mallory will speak on Saturday, August 19, at 12:00 p.m. in Town Square. Rice grew up in the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona, where the Milky Way was her entertainment every summer night. She was elected to the California Legislature for three terms and retired after 20 years as Executive Director of The Doctors Company Foundation. Rankin-Mallory was recently a member of the NASA team that discovered 17 previously unknown stars and divides her time between NASA research participation and college teaching.

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Aug
19
to Aug 20

Wood River Valley Studio Tour

The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the fifth annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, 20th.

Visitors from near and far travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ.

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Matt Benjamin - The Great American Eclipse 101

The Great American Eclipse is upon us! A solar eclipse is among the most dynamic and fascinating natural phenomena we experience in our environment. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty—the moon completely blocks the sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.

This year, we will experience an extraordinary total solar eclipse. This event is significant because it will be visible only in the continental U.S.—hence the nickname The Great American Eclipse. And luckily for us, Idaho will be prime viewing territory. You will need eye protection to view the event safely.

Join us at our Eclipse 101 presentation with Matt Benjamin, astronomer from Boulder, Colo., who spent the last decade managing Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado. Matt was an invited speaker and teacher for NASA’s “Journey Through The Universe” program. He has also been visiting Ketchum for 35 years with his family and considers Central Idaho a home away from home.

At our Eclipse 101 presentation we will take a close look at eclipses, how they work, the marks they leave on history, and safety issues. We will also talk about how you can be best prepared to see this once-in-a-generation event. We hope you join us for our Eclipse 101!

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Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Solar Eclipse Preview: The Sun, The Moon & You

Excited about the solar eclipse that will be visible in Idaho this summer? So are we.

How much do you know about the movement of the earth and the moon, really? This 40 minute program designed for school age children will teach about the sun and the moon and the movement that will create a solar eclipse in our area on August 21st.

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Jul
29
5:30 PM17:30

Brian Jackson - Eclipse 101

On the morning of August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the continental United States. The Moon’s shadow will also pass through Idaho, and visitors from all around the world will flock to our state. In this presentation, Brian will discuss the history of eclipses, how astronomers today have used them to find thousands of exoplanets, and how to safely observe them.

Brian is an assistant professor of physics at Boise State University, and his research focuses on orbital evolution and transit and eclipse observations of extrasolar planets -- planets that orbit stars other than the Sun. Brian also has an active research program in planetary science fieldwork, focused on in-situ instrumentation.

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

MEETING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Ketchum and Sun Valley are fortunate areas in Idaho that lie in the “path of totality,” where a full eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. Our community is expecting and preparing for possibly its largest influx of visitors. This extraordinary moment marks the first total eclipse of the sun visible from all 48 contiguous United States since 1979 and the first visible from coast to coast in the US since 1918.

Meetings have been scheduled for local businesses to help them prepare for the arrival of many visitors and to inform them of emergency planning and events surrounding this amazing and unique opportunity to showcase our area. Representatives from the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley, Sun Valley Company, St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital, U.S. Forest Service and emergency personnel will be present at the meeting to provide details and answer questions.

Please let us know which meeting you or a representative of your business will attend by r by calling 727-5077 or  RSVP

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Meeting for Business Owners

Ketchum and Sun Valley are fortunate areas in Idaho that lie in the “path of totality,” where a full eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. Our community is expecting and preparing for possibly its largest influx of visitors. This extraordinary moment marks the first total eclipse of the sun visible from all 48 contiguous United States since 1979 and the first visible from coast to coast in the US since 1918.

Meetings have been scheduled for local businesses to help them prepare for the arrival of many visitors and to inform them of emergency planning and events surrounding this amazing and unique opportunity to showcase our area. Representatives from the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley, Sun Valley Company, St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital, U.S. Forest Service and emergency personnel will be present at the meeting to provide details and answer questions.

Please let us know which meeting you or a representative of your business will attend by r by calling 727-5077 or  RSVP

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