Arco plans festival for eclipse

In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21, 2017. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Throughout the region, residents and businesses are finding ways to capitalize on the expected massive influx of tourist traffic for the Great American Eclipse.

Megamovie project to crowdsource eclipse images

In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse produces flare through a lens in Alameda, Calif. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21, 2017. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

With less than four months to go before one of the most anticipated solar eclipses in a lifetime, the University of California, Berkeley, and Google are looking for citizen scientists to document and memorialize the event in a “megamovie,” and help scientists learn about the sun in the process.

Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

These images provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp. The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it, which commemorates the Aug. 21 eclipse, transforming into an image of the Moon from the heat of a finger. (U.S. Postal Service via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp.

Wyoming officials plan for big eclipse crowds

In this May 20, 2012, file photo, some 250 people line the fence line at the Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque, N.M., to watch the annular solar eclipse. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21, 2017. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A celestial phenomenon is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Wyoming this summer in an event unlike anything else seen in the state’s history.

Solar eclipse mania spurs festivals, tours, sold-out hotels

In this Aug. 31, 1932, file photo, eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building in New York. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21, 2017. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo, File)

Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and viewing parties.

Casper’s international airport intrigues eclipse chasers

Technicians for Atlantic Aviation fuel a small personal aircraft before a 2012 flight at Casper-Natrona International Airport. The airport has received an influx of requests for service from people planning to fly their private aircraft into Casper to view the solar eclipse in August. Dan Cepeda / Casper Star-Tribune

CASPER, Wyo. — What ties South Africa, the Bahamas, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia to Casper?

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