Pinedale orgs plan huge Eclipse Festival Aug. 18-21
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
August 15, 2017
In anticipation of Wyoming’s total solar eclipse, a number of Pinedale organizations will host a four-day celebration August 18-21 which will feature everything from live music to solar-based kids’ activities to lectures on the phenomena of solar eclipses.
The Pinedale Eclipse Festival kicks off Friday, August 18 with all events taking place at the Museum of the Mountain Man. Astronomy historian Kevin Schindler from the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona will give two lectures (see schedule below) on the phenomena of solar eclipses as well as other celestial events throughout recorded history.
A jam-packed Saturday, August 19 will see all events take place at American Legion Park in Pinedale beginning with science stations for kids, an inflatable star lab with ongoing demonstrations, and a solar oven cook-off.
Saturday night will see a huge line-up of live music at American Legion Park featuring The Deer, The Lonesome Heroes and Whippoorwill. All three bands are based out of Austin, Texas and will perform as part of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council’s Soundcheck Summer Music Series. Music starts at 5 pm.
Following music in the park, both the Lonesome Heroes and Whippoorwill will keep the party going by playing a very special after-party at Wind River Brewing Company in downtown Pinedale.
On Sunday, August 20 the festival will wind down with an evening outdoor screening of Guardians of the Galaxy at the American Legion Park at 9 p.m.The screening is part of Pinedale’s ongoing Park After Dark film series.
The Total Solar Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21 and much of the Pinedale area lies in the path of totality. For more information on the Pinedale Eclipse Festival visit visitpinedale.org and sublettechamber.com.
Participating organizations include The Pinedale Fine Arts Council, The Museum of the Mountain Man, Sublette B.O.C.E.S, The Town of Pinedale and Wind River Brewing Company.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 - ALL EVENTS AT MUSEUM OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN
1:00 - 5:00 PM: Solar Eclipse Presentations by Kevin Schindler
Presented by Museum of the Mountain Man
1:00 pm – 1:45 PM: Lecture by Mr. Schindler
2:00 pm – 2:45 PM: Telescope viewing of the sun
3:00 pm – 3:45 PM: Lecture by Mr. Schindler
4:00 pm – 4:45 PM: Telescope viewing of the sun
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 - ALL EVENTS AT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARK
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Solar Science Stations for Kids
Presented by the Museum of the Mountain Man
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Inflatable Star Lab
Presented by Sublette BOCES
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Solar Oven Cook-off
Presented by Sublette BOCES
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Soundcheck Summer Music Series (free)
Presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council and the Town of Pinedale
5:30 PM: Whippoorwill (Austin, TX)
6:30 PM: The Lonesome Heroes (Austin, TX)
7:30 PM: The Deer (Austin, TX)
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM: Soundcheck After-Party with Live Music
@ Wind River Brewing Company (feat. Lonesome Heroes)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 - ALL EVENTS AT AMERICAN LEGION PARK
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Movie Night at the Park (free)
Presented by Sublette BOCES and the Great Outdoor Shop
www.mmmuseum.org Museum of the Mountain Man
www.subletteboces.com Sublette Board of Cooperative Education Services
www.greatoutdoorshop.com Great Outdoor Shop
www.pinedalefinearts.com Pinedale Fine Arts Council
www.townofpinedale.us Town of Pinedale