CASPER, Wyo. – On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse made its way from coast to coast. Casper was one of the prime spots for eclipse tourists for both its location and accommodations. More than 1 million visitors jammed into the Oil City that week, with the center of activity based mainly around the […]
One year ago today the 2017 total solar eclipse thrilled millions. Casper was one of the prime locations to view this eclipse, which was the first since June 8, 1918 to be seen across the entire contiguous United States. It was the first total solar eclipse since 1979 to be seen from the mainland United […]
The Eclipse event on Aug. 21, 2017, briefly turned Casper into what felt like the center of the universe. Hundreds of tourists flooded into Casper to see the unusual event at ground zero. In response, Casper’s businesses and civic organizations put years of planning into play to provide a weekend no one who was there […]
Yellowstone National Park says that August 2017 has been the busiest August on record.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released enforcement numbers from the days surrounding the eclipse.
The old cliche says you only have one chance to make a first impression. If the emails and social media messages pouring into the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are any indication, Casper made one heck of a first impression. “The community hit it out of the park,” says one email. “Looking forward to […]
Grand Teton National Park experienced record visitation August 18-21, as visitors traveled to the park to view the total solar eclipse.
They Wyoming Office of Tourism is gathering the data, and says they’re working on an analysis of the economic impact of Monday’s total eclipse of the sun.
Casper’s medical community had spent months coordinating and planning for worst case scenarios ahead of an influx of up to 35,000 people expected for the eclipse festival. While the exact numbers of eclipse tourists aren’t officially yet in, the Wyoming Medical Center has gathered their numbers. The good news for hospitals and clinics turns out […]
Updated Wyoming traffic counts for Monday, August 21, showed an increase of more than 550,000 vehicles compared to a five-year average for the same timeframe, according to information shared by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
A time lapse video made by professional videographer Angel Andres shows the flood of eclipse tourists flying into the Natrona County International Airport on Monday morning. In a little under two minutes, the video compresses hours of airplane traffic and handling, as well as the eclipse itself. Airport administration had spent two years preparing for […]
Through the course of Monday, Oil City was able to create a time-lapse video, showing the full eclipse, through totality, over David Street Station.
With the 2017 Eclipse celebration coming to an end, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is asking for those traveling home to please drive safe.
Years of anticipation and days of weather watching led up to a spectacular show on Monday morning. Yells, cheers and fireworks could be heard throughout central Casper as the moon moved in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse. Daylight turned to nighttime for 2 minutes and 26 seconds before the sliver of […]
Traffic picked up around 3:00 AM and was steady throughout the morning.
Michael Kauper sat along the Platte River Trail behind the Parkway Plaza on Saturday morning surrounded by his telescopes and cameras. He hoped to make sure everything was good to go for today’s eclipse. “I had no idea that Casper would have all this great theater and great restaurants,” said Kauper, who spent the previous […]
National and local media were on hand, when organizers and departmental officials took center stage to welcome visitors and applaud the successful launch of the Eclipse Festival.
Officials suggest, To avoid heavy traffic visitors may consider staying a little longer and enjoy what Wyoming has to offer.
A group of nearly a dozen visitors from Japan mingled in the front yard of a 1920s-era brick home in a central Casper neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. Among them was a fantastic amount of astronomical, camera and video equipment. The house had been rented on Airbnb by Keith Fujiyoshi, who lives in Los Angeles and […]
Sheridan’s John Kirlin plays a solo gig at the Urban Bottle Wine & Spirits in the Old Yellowstone District, Saturday, August 19th, 2017. The Wyoming Eclipse Festival has been a major event for regional live musicians, who are able to showcase their talents, on home turf, in front of a truly international audience. A world […]
The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will present its first ever outdoor pops concert this evening at the Washing Park Bandshell to celebrate the total solar eclipse.
Officials are saying the numbers currently being seen around Wyoming are “nothing that roads can’t handle.”
The time until the 2017 eclipse can now be measured in a matter of hours.