Denver to play major role in Great American Eclipse for those who can't travel to Wyoming

Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-13 19:00:55-04

DENVER – The United States of America has waited decades to see its first solar eclipse, and while it won’t be in full totality here in Denver, you don’t have to move an inch to see this magnificent event.

That’s because a David Brewer, a member of Denver’s Astronomical Society, will bring the Great American Eclipse to thousands of viewers around the world thanks to a high-resolution 4K camera that will be used to livestream the eclipse on

Brewer told the astronomy website he’s been preparing for months to livestream the breathtaking spectacle.

He said he will be dedicating the livestream to two late friends who also love to record the night sky.

If you don’t want to rely on the livestream, Denver7 has gathered tips from local astronomers on how and where to watch this rare event.  

Want to travel to Wyoming? Some options are still available

If you’re still set on traveling to Wyoming, there are still some hotels that will take you in for a night’s stay. But be warned, the rooms are pricey.

In a review, Denver7 found only two available hotel rooms in the arc of totality — where the eclipse will be 100 percent covering the sun — and the prices might shock you.

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In Riverton, Wyo., a single room ran about $740 at the end of July. In Dubois, a single room was billed at about $1,625 that same week.

Although hotel options aren't readily available, other options exist, including parking lot camping in a camper or car (where legal) and simply bearing the expectedly crowded I-25 drive to see the eclipse.

But remember: when traveling out-of-state, you should really leave your weed at home.


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