Eclipse a major focus for Science in the South conference

Jan. 19, 2016 – The 2017 solar eclipse will be a major topic during the annual Science in the South conference for K-12 educators, set for Jan. 29, 2016, at SIU Carbondale.

Presenters will include: Bob Baer, staff member in the university’s physics department and co-chair of the eclipse planning committee; Chris Midden, who teaches middle school science at Unity Point School and focuses on astronomy, earth and environmental sciences; Charles Fulco, astronomy teacher and the former Planetarium and Space Sciences director for the Port Chester, N.Y., public schools; Mike Kentrianakis, the American Astronomical Society’s solar eclipse project manager for the 2017 eclipse; Pamela Gay, assistant research professor at SIU Edwardsville; and Dan McGlaun, a veteran eclipse chaser.

In addition, the Saluki Astronomy Association will conduct a solar observation. To learn more, visit the conference website.