The Great American Eclipse 2017!


The Great American Eclipse has finally come! We’ve been counting down to this incredible natural phenomenon for months (some of us have even waited for years!) and we’re super excited to share the event with the world. If you haven’t made plans already, we’ve had a few cancellations in the Lodge, resulting in limited availability. We’ve also got plenty of Tent and RV Campsites available (no hook-ups), so everyone should have a spot to lay their head at night. Stop by Beer Stands, BBQ Grills, Taco Makers, and so much more as you navigate through town for this awesome experience. We’ve got lots of Parking available also – and our Mercantile has been fully stocked with all the supplies you’ll need for a fantastic time in Stanley, Idaho. Check out some of the details below and be sure to stop in and say “Hi” to our excellent crew – without their hard work this event wouldn’t be nearly as awesome!

Stanley, Idaho’s Eclipse Time Table…
Partial Eclipse Begins:  10:12:03 am
Partial Eclipse Ends:  12:52:19 pm

Total Eclipse Begins:  11:28:19 am
Maximum Eclipse Occurs:  11:29:26 am
Total Eclipse Ends:  11:30:32 am
Total Eclipse Time (Start-Finish): 2 minutes, 12 seconds

Total Time (Start-Finish): 2 hours, 40 minutes

LIVE MUSIC – AUGUST 20 & 21

KIMBERLY DUNN

QUENBY & THE WEST OF WAYLAND BAND

FREE ACTIVITIES IN STANLEY

Friday, August 18, Stanley Museum, 5pm
Starlight and Darkness: Idaho’s 21st Century Total Solar Eclipse
Paul Cox, Observatory Director and Chief Astronomical Officer at Slooh, will discuss — in a very practical and accessible way — the misconceptions and misinformation about the eclipse plus how to watch and photograph it. In a non-sciencey way, Paul will cover the timings and what to watch for during each phase in addition to the mechanics and causes of the eclipses. Paul will touch a little on what Slooh does every night with their live telescopes in the Canary Islands and Chile with the possibility of some live views. He’ll also enlighten you on ways to keep your kids engaged long enough to enjoy totality.

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20, Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park, 10:30pm
Star Party
The Boise Astronomical Society (BAS) is organizing a two-night free public access Star Party. They will provide supervised public access night-viewing telescopes plus at least one solar telescope from noon until sunset. You don’t want to miss their free laser-guided constellation tour at approximately 10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, August 20, Stanley Community Building, 3pm
Awesome Solar Eclipses from Ancient Time Until Tomorrow
Woody Sullivan, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, will talk about the history of eclipses, their importance in astronomy, how they work and what they are. He will answer the question of what you should be looking for during and after the eclipse. Woody will discuss the 1925 solar eclipse that went across Manhattan as well as when and where is the next solar eclipse.

FOOD OPTIONS

Mountain Village Restaurant & Saloon BBQ Stand Taco Stand

LOTS OF DRY TENT & RV CAMPSITES AVAILABLE!