For Denver private investigators who are skipping work and heading to Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska for the Great American Eclipse and for Denver private investigators who are staying in Colorado
By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
The last time an eclipse crossed the United States via ocean to ocean trajectory was 1918. It's happening again on August 21st and although Colorado misses the zone of "totality" where a total eclipse can be witnessed, many Coloradans --including many Colorado private investigators-- are throwing their drones and surveillance cameras in the back of their SUVs and hitting the Northbound I25 to take advantage of this rare opportunity.
In Glendo, Wyoming where I'm heading on Monday, August 21st the partial eclipse is expected to take place between 10:24 a.m. and 1:12 p.m. and the total eclipse (depending on where you are in Wyoming) runs from 11:45 a.m. to 11:47 a.m.
As careful as private investigators are on the job, the importance of safety, even for those viewing the partial eclipse from Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Trinidad or Pueblo, cannot be underemphasized. Rod Pyle's SpaceDOTcom story about eye damage caused by viewing "partial solar eclipses with faulty equipment as a child" is a poignant one. "Trust me," he cautions, "it's not worth it. And the worst part? There are no pain receptors in your eyes, so you won't know you are damaging them until a few days later when it's too late."
And for those of you who have to miss the total or partial eclipse due to work assignments? Check out Dave Mosher's Business Insider article about how to follow "NASA TV's feed." Mosher explains that "Facebook will also promote the space agency's 4K-resolution, 360-degree Facebook Live broadcast from Charleston, South Carolina. This livestream will be fully interactive, so you can look around and feel like you're actually on the ground in the path of totality. (Though nothing can beat the real experience.)" Of course if you really want the larger picture, you can also see how eclipses look like from space by going here and seeing how Discover Magazine compiled space images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter, however as Mosher says, nothing will beat the real thing.
The United States Postal Service's heat sensitive eclipse stamps are the first postage stamp made with heat activated ink. Chromatic Technologies Inc., a 54 person team based in Colorado Springs, provided the special thermochromic ink for the 60 million solar-eclipse stamps printed this summer" according to The Denver Post. The Denver Post also wrote a useful article (via a Boulder Daily Camera correspondent from Ft Collins) on pet safety tips during an eclipse.
If you tweet your eclipse photos to us at @MileHiPI we'll be sure to share them with the community. You can also share your eclipse images on our Facebook page.
By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator
With 8.4 breweries per capita (Colorado is third in the nation) Denver distilleries are no anomaly. Given the mile high city's epic frontier, crime and bootlegger history, however it is surprising that Detective and film noir themed parties are as rare as grizzly bear sightings.
You'll be able to catch one of those rare opportunities on Saturday, July 8th when the Clifford Still Museum hosts DiSTILLed: Noir. The theme draws inspiration from Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford, an exhibit they are running in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum.
The invitation encourages participants to "dress in your noir best" which may actually make this the best private investigator date night event in the city's post-speakeasy history. The party will also include blackout poetry (popularized by the writer Austin Kleon) and a detail detective game to play in the galleries.
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. As well as getting you access to the party and galleries, entry includes two bands (one of them is blues) spinning spiral video projections, a cash bar with a selection of locally brewed gin, beer and vodka. There will also be a selection of Filipino food and Sleuths with a sweet tooth can hover by the candy station!
The Clyfford Still museum is located at:
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
DiSTILLed Noir takes place Saturday, July 8th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Advanced tickets available on the website.
For discounted parking garages near the Museum, guests may use Parking Panda and the promotion code: CLYFFORD15. Metered street parking is also available. Bike racks are located on the south side of the Museum.
If you're planning to drive in from Wyoming, Ft Collins, Boulder, Louisville or Westminster click here for directions. If you're coming from Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock, Centennial, Parker, Lone Tree, Englewood other places south of Denver, drive north on I-25 to the Lincoln-Broadway exit (207).
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