2017 Jackson Hole Eclipse Accommodations


All accommodations are full, but call to be put on a wait list.

August 18 – 23, 2017
with Professor Bill Blair

It has been 99 years since a total eclipse of the sun cut a swath across the United States, and it has been 38 years since one touched the continental United States. This August presents a premiere opportunity to view this rare event, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming is directly in its path. You can experience this event guided by astronomer Dr. Bill Blair, a professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Blair will provide several lectures in the evenings and be available to answer your questions. Among other things, Dr. Blair will explain how and why eclipses occur and how to view it safely, share the latest news from the Hubble Space Telescope, and provide a preview of the soon to be launched James Webb Space Telescope, both of which are managed for NASA at the Space Telescope Science Institute on the Hopkins Homewood campus.

Your base for five nights will be the acclaimed and award winning Moose Head Ranch located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy an unparalleled natural experience with the opportunity to observe bison, moose, elk, eagles, and hawks and enjoy a guided trip to Yellowstone for its geologic and natural wonders. Fill your day with hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and gourmet meals, all included at this authentic Dude Ranch. Or head to nearby Jackson for some Wild West fun at the rodeo, saloons, and the cowboy shootout, and some amazing Old West art museums and galleries.



  • 5 nights lodging in room with private bath
  • 3 meals a day provided by gourmet chefs
  • Lectures
  • Daily horseback riding
  • Fly fishing with instruction on ranch ponds
  • Hiking
  • Excursion to Yellowstone
  • All taxes and tipping

Optional Activities Include:

  • White water and scenic rafting
  • Biking
  • Exum Mountaineering School classes
  • Golf
  • Stagecoach rides
  • Other

Not Included:

  • Travel to Wyoming
  • Transportation to/from the Ranch from the airport


Moose Head Ranch has a variety of cabins, both 1BR as well as 2BR with a living room. Each bedroom has its own bath. Cabins will be assigned first come, first served and you might share a living room.


$5,000 per person, double occupancy.
Due to the special appeal of this celestial event, the town of Jackson is experiencing sold out hotels and Moose Head Ranch is remaining open an additional week for this special program. The price of the program is competitive with other packages in the area. A $2,000 per person deposit (check only) is required to hold your space. Johns Hopkins is not receiving any commission from this program.

Make a Reservation:

Reservations are made directly through the ranch. To reserve, please contact:
Louise Davenport
Moose Head Ranch
Call 307-733-3141

Meet the Professor:

William P. Blair is an astrophysicist and research professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University. He currently splits time between ongoing research projects at Johns Hopkins and as a planning system liaison scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, working on development activities for the James Webb Space Telescope project.

For Reservations, Contact

Louise Davenport

850-877-1431 ~ FL off-season

307~733~3141 ~ main phone

307~739~9097 ~ fax