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Eclipse party planned at events complex

 

August 16, 2017



Residents will have a chance to learn about the solar eclipse Monday morning during a party hosted by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board.

Party Near the Eclipse takes place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public and will include a portable planetarium experience, a telescope presentation, free children’s activities and free eclipse glasses to safely view the event.

Although Sweetwater County is not in the direct path of totality, the event will provide an educational experience for both residents and visitors to the area.

“Due to our location, with being outside of the path of totality, we were not sure what kind of lodging occupancy or visitor impact to expect associated with the eclipse. However, in February our local lodging properties began to see advanced bookings increase substantially during that time. Some visitors and locals plan to make Sweetwater County their hub, by taking a day trip north just a few hours to enjoy the totality. For others, the Solar Party educational event in Rock Springs will provide an opportunity to celebrate this historic event locally,” Jenissa Meredith, executive director of Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism, said. “There are several events happening in Sweetwater County the weekend leading up to the solar eclipse including the River Festival, the Sweetwater Downs Horse Races and the Race on the Rock Triathlon. Celebrating the solar eclipse is a great way to cap off a full weekend of fun in Sweetwater County,” she said.

 

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