Eclipse News

NSF to fund a nationwide effort to capture the eclipse - NSF to fund a nationwide effort to capture the eclipse – February 23, 2017
Recreation Center offers indoor camping for eclipse - by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — Hotel rooms and campgrounds in Southern Illinois are filling up in anticipation of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, but Southern Illinois University Carbondale is making another option available — one with many amenities. The Student Recreation Center will open its doors to campers beginning Aug. 18, the Friday before the eclipse, which happens…
Planetary Radio’s Mat Kaplan to serve as host for SIU’s eclipse festivities - by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — A well-known broadcaster in the field of space exploration will be on hand to host Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s total solar eclipse festivities. Mat Kaplan, host and producer of Planetary Radio, will help guide both radio listeners and the thousands of enthusiasts expected at SIU on Aug. 21 during the first total solar eclipse…
Aug. 21 eclipse expected to draw thousands to southern Illinois - Aug. 21 eclipse expected to draw thousands to southern Illinois February 5, 2017
Full solar eclipse gets suburbanites booking summer trips downstate - Full solar eclipse gets suburbanites booking summer trips downstate, January 5, 2017
LSU researchers, students plan solar eclipse balloon launch from SIU - by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — A team from a southern university is the latest group planning to travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale next summer for the total solar eclipse. The team, made up of students and researchers from Louisiana State University and two to three other Louisiana institutions, plans to launch two large weather balloons from Saluki Stadium…
Improvements will facilitate star gazing, eclipse viewing - October 06, 2016 Improvements will facilitate star gazing, eclipse viewing by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — Celestial observers soon will have an ideal spot from which to view the heavens at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The university recently completed pouring a series of concrete pads at a spot near the University Farms in the countryside west of campus. The pads…
NASA EDGE releases eclipse preview show - NASA EDGE: Solar Eclipse 2017 Preview Show, August 29, 2016
SIU planning ‘Eclipse 2017: One Year Countdown’ - August 05, 2016 SIU planning ‘Eclipse 2017: One Year Countdown’ by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — With a total solar eclipse a year away, officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are marking the occasion and using it as an opportunity to educate the public and new students on what to expect and how to get involved. The event, “Eclipse 2017:…
SIU to host major solar eclipse workshop in June - May 17, 2016 SIU to host major solar eclipse workshop in June by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – A total solar eclipse that will center on Southern Illinois is still more than a year away, but in astronomical terms that’s only a blink of an eye. So with this huge event drawing near, Southern Illinois University Carbondale next month will…