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Committee co-chair participates in NASA meeting

Bob Baer, staff member in SIU Carbondale’s physics department and co-chair of the university’s eclipse planning committee, will participate in a NASA Panel Review meeting Jan. 19-21 in Dallas. The meeting is for the 27 organizations recently selected by NASA to enter into negotiations for cooperative agreements as NASA Science Education Partners. Of the 27 organizations, three were selected to… Read more →

Local Astronomer Test-Drives a High-Tech Telescope as a Tune-Up for the Eclipse in Two Years.

Aug 21, 2015 – By Kevin Boucher CARBONDALE, IL – On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will occur, with a point south of Carbondale being ground zero for this event.  To gather important scientific data from this event Dr. Matt Penn, with Tuscon Arizona’s National Solar Observatory, has put together a proto-type computer-linked telescope to gather this data. Read more… Read more →

Astronomer to launch solar eclipse events

March 25, 2015 by Tom Woolf CARBONDALE, Ill. – The first in a series of educational events leading up to the total solar eclipse in 2017 is set for next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Matt Penn, an astronomer at the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., will give a public presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31,… Read more →