IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A free, family event will be hosted at Melaleuca Field, 900 Jim Garchow Way, Idaho Falls, during the eclipse on August 21.
The first 5,000 people through the gate will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses. No outside food or beverage is allowed; however, food will be for sale throughout the event.
A complete schedule below:
8:30 a.m. - Gates open.
9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. - Formal events start with the Max Goes to the Moon movie projected on the jumbotron.
9:35 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Presentation by astronaut Alvin Drew.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Partial eclipse phase; we'll have presentations and discussion by our scientist panel of Jeffrey Bennett, Erica Ellingson and Nick Schneider while you watch the progression of the eclipse.
11:33 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. - Eclipse totality.
11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The final partial eclipse phase, which ends at 12:58 p.m. During this time, we'll answer questions, and you can enjoy lunch and the post-eclipse atmosphere.
THROUGHOUT - You'll find tables with activities and information from NASA, Big Kid Science, Story Time From Space, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Idaho National Lab K-12 STEM station.
If you have questions about the event, call 208-522-8363.