The total solar eclipse of 2017, the first total eclipse over the continental U.S. since 1979 will reach its point of greatest duration (GD) just a few miles from Carbondale. The view from SIU should be spectacular with the campus hosting a wide variety events for visitors on the weekend and day of the eclipse. Saluki Stadium is the focal point of the eclipse observation event where the public is invited to a guided eclipse experience emceed by Mat Kaplan of Planetary Radio. Guests will see the eclipse happening live overhead while watching and participating in a variety of edutainment activities developed in conjunction with our partners including, NASA Eclipse 2017, the Adler Planetarium of Chicago, the Louisiana Space Consortium, The Science Center of Southern Illinois and other related groups. Visitors will be able to see live coverage of the eclipse across America through the eyes of NASA, anchored by NASA Edge from the campus of SIU Carbondale. Additional events on campus will include scientific talks leading up to the eclipse, the Crossroads Festival (Food, Carnival, Entertainment in Lot 18, August 18 – 21), Crossroads Comic-Con in the SIU Student Center (August 19-20), the Crossroads Astronomy Science and Technology Expo in the SIU Arena (August 20 – 21), The Crossroads Art and Craft Fair (August 20 – 21), additional open viewing areas, and much more. For more information, see eclipse.siu.edu and the discussion section of this event. Tickets for the stadium event are required. Additional campus events are free and open to the public. Additional information on NASA Eclipse2017 is at eclipse2017.nasa.gov.
Eclipse 2017 at SIU Carbondale
August 18 2017
|Start:||August 18 @ 4:00 pm|
|End:||August 21 @ 10:00 pm|
|Website:||Visit Event Website|