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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 →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →