Eclipse News

This summer’s solar eclipse is Southern Illinois’ chance to shine - This summer’s solar eclipse is Southern Illinois’ chance to shine – June 6, 2017
Residence hall suites available for eclipse weekend - by Tom Woolf CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale will make suites available in one of its residence halls for solar eclipse weekend in August. Approximately 200 suites — two residence hall rooms joined by a bathroom – are available for the weekend, beginning Aug. 19, in Schneider Hall. Carbondale is in the path of totality for not one,…
Carbondale, Illinois Prepares to Broadcast 2017 Solar Eclipse Nationally - Carbondale, Illinois Prepares to Broadcast 2017 Solar Eclipse Nationally – June 1, 2017
Wisconsin photographer gets second shot at eclipse - by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – The great eclipse this summer means many things to many people. For Tom Seaton, it will be a chance to right an old wrong and achieve a goal long delayed by time and circumstance. Seaton, a long-time telecommunications professional from Wisconsin, plans to be at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Aug. 21 when a…
SIU’s plans for eclipse featured on Planetary Radio - SIU’s plans for eclipse featured on Planetary Radio – May 3, 2017
NASA, other eclipse partners to visit SIU in May - by Tim Crosby CARBONALE, Ill. – With the total solar eclipse only a few months away, the planning group at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is nailing down details on how the university and its partners will handle one of the highest-profile celestial events in the country in years. To that end, officials from NASA, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and…
Bob Baer, Mat Kaplan and Michelle Nichols discuss the 2017 Eclipse - Bob Baer, chair of the Eclipse Committee, Mat Kaplan with The Planetary Society and Michelle Nichols with The Adler Planetarium discuss #Eclipse17. Watch the video »
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…