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Worland begins to prepare for solar eclipse

Public meeting Tuesday at community center

 

March 10, 2017

COURTESY/UW

This map shows the path the total solar eclipse will take through the state of Wyoming Aug. 21. Along each path's red line, the eclipse will last approximately 2:30. The dots represent where the University of Wyoming will place its portable telescopes. UW is assisting NASA's Citizen CATE (Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse) Experiment. Using 61 telescope stations across the country, including nine in Wyoming spaced approximately 50 miles apart, the project's goal is to create a continuous 90-minute movie of the solar corona during the total eclipse. Researchers and scientists hope to gain a better understanding of the sun's inner corona.

WORLAND - While Worland is not in the path of the total solar eclipse coming Aug. 21, Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber Executive Director Jenn Rasmussen is asking residents and businesses to be prepared for an influx of visitors.

Rasmussen met with Washakie County Homeland Security Director Jeff Schweighart, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness and an officer from the Worland Police Department a few weeks ago regarding the impact and now she has scheduled the first public meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Worland Community Center Complex.

Rasmussen said she wants this first meeting to provide g...



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