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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,… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →