Carbon County Museum will once again be situated near the path of totality for a Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Viewers in Rawlins are projected to witness 98% eclipse of the sun at maximum eclipse, with partial eclipse lasting for three hours. We are celebrating the event with an open house to view our newest permanent exhibit, Edison Illuminated. Free eclipse view glasses will be available to attendees during the event.
Wyoming has a long and storied history as a destination for viewing celestial events. In 1878, Thomas Edison traveled to Rawlins to view a total solar eclipse. Edison also toured parts of Carbon County during his stay. Carbon County Museum is home to the only dedicated Thomas Alva Edison exhibit in Wyoming. The museum plans to open an update of the Thomas Edison exhibit in the summer of 2017.
Carbon County Museum commemorated Edison's visit with an eclipse viewing party in May of 2012, distributing 3,000 pairs of solar viewing glasses to every science student in the county, as well as to hundreds of spectators who turned out for a viewing party on Merrill Hill. Once again, the museum is excited to encourage all county residents and visitors from around the world to enjoy this remarkable event from Carbon County Wyoming. We plan to distribute safe solar eclipse viewing glasses again to those who wish to view the eclipse from our county.
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