It seems a given that the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s own astronomy enthusiast, Mack Frost, would take camera in hand to land some shots of the total solar eclipse in Wyoming. With the map of totality in hand, he chose a spot east of Riverton: Castle Gardens, a state historic site featuring a series of eroded sandstone columns with petroglyphs.
On Thursday, August 31, 5:15 p.m., Frost shares his Diary of a Moonshadow Chaser, a wrap-up of sorts of the solar eclipse. The illustrated talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium and is free to the public.
Estimates are that literally thousands of visitors are headed to the state for the event. With that, Frost’s experiences are sure to give audiences a glimpse of eclipse mania overtaking towns in Wyoming in the path of totality. Is it all hype? Or does Frost share the landscape in Woodstock fashion with hundreds of fellow eclipse chasers? As a firsthand witness to the excitement, he’ll let listeners know exactly how the event unfolded.
Frost’s presentation is the third in the Center’s eclipse series. On August 9, Larry Sessions gave attendees pointers on safe eclipse viewing, and NASA retirees share their moon-related experiences on Sunday, August 20.
Frost works in the Center’s McCracken Research Library to scan thousands of historic photos and documents. His family are Cody area pioneers, leaving him with countless stories of Park County history. He’s also a professional photographer who regularly shares photos in exhibits and on social media.
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Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page. #100YearsMore