Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo

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Join NASA, PBS Kids, LEGOs, SIU Planetarium and many other businesses that specialize in solar, astronomy, science and new technology. View science and technology talks and enjoy the indoor planetariums.

Right in the heart of activity on Eclipse weekend, in the air conditioned SIU Arena, admission to the Expo is free. Concession stands and restrooms will also be open to the public.

Expo Dates/Times

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Monday, August 21, 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location

SIU Arena
1400 Arena Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901

Floor Map

Floor Plan for SIU Arena

See below for full list of activities.

Activities and Vendors include:

AES Solar Kid Architechure SIU Physics Hands on Activities
Air Force Virtual Reality Trailer LEGOs SIU Physics Solar Obveration
Boys and Girls Club LSU MARS Truck SIU Planetarium
Bucky Fuller Dome LSU Planetarium SIU Research Park
College of Science NASA SIU Tech Transfer
Cosmoquest PackerLabs SIU Touch of Nature
Egyptian Pyramid PBS Kids SIU Workforce Education Department
Entrepreneur in Residence Science Center of Southern Illinois STEM Education Research Center
Geology- Digital Sandbox SIU Department of Automotive Technology Thermaquatica
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois SIU Moonbuggy Team Versaponic
Globetarium.com SIU Office of Economic and Regional Development
Hack SI/Drones SIU Photo Booth

Talks Stage Schedule

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Time Speaker Title Affiliation Presentation Title
9:00 AM
9:30 AM Kevin Morefield SIU Alum ’85 Astrophotographer Eclipse and Deep-Sky Astrophotography–How It’s Done and How to Get Started
10:00 AM Dav Glass Distinguished Architect Yahoo HACK SI: Using Technology for Fun & Education
10:30 AM Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher Senior Research Scientist Space Science Institute Polarization of the Inner Solar Corona
11:00 AM Lindsay Adams #1 (two slots video) Science Teacher, Documentary Maker Lens Atom Studios Countdown to the Eclipse Documentary
11:30 AM Lindsay Adams #2 (two slots video) Science Teacher, Documentary Maker Lens Atom Studios Countdown to the Eclipse Documentary
12:00 PM Cynthia B. Peterson Dean of the College of Science Louisiana State University Venturing into Space–Experiencing Science at LSU
12:30 PM
1:00 PM Lou Mayo Planetary Astronomer NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Eclipses on Other Worlds
1:30 PM
2:00 PM Autumn Marie Burdick Senior Writer, Editor and Social Media Specialist The GLOBE Program, NASA GLOBE Observer and EO Kids NASA GLOBE Observer–Citizen Science in the Palm of Your Hand
2:30 PM Robert Walsh Leadership Fellow in Public Engagement UK Science and Technology Facilities Council Basking in the Sunshine–A New Encounter with Our Closest Star
3:00 PM Justin Filiberto Associate Professor, Planetary Geology Southern Illinois University Planetary Exploration: Planetary Research at SIU
3:30 PM Charles Fulco Eclipse Educator and Solar System Ambassador NASA/AAS My Educational Outreach Across the US in Preparation for the 2017 Great American Eclipse
4:00 PM  Emily Stanley  STEM and Program Collaborations Manager  Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois  Engaging Girls in Science
4:30 PM

Monday, August 21, 2017

Time Speaker Title Affiliation Presentation Title
9:00 AM Catherine Boeckmann Editor The Old Farmer’s Almanac  America’s Original “Calendar of the Heavens”
9:30 AM Roberto Barrios Associate Professor, Anthropology Southern Illinois University  The Great Mirror in the Sky: Cultural Interpretations of Eclipses in Mesoamerica
10:00 AM  Dav Glass Distinguished Architect Yahoo  Marion Area Robotics Society Overview
10:30 AM  Mark SubbaRao  Director  Space Visualization Laboratory, Adler Planetarium  The Eclipse That Changed the Universe
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
12:30 PM Experience Totality
1:00 PM Experience Totality
1:30 PM Experience Totality
2:00 PM
2:30 PM Marian Call American Singer/Songwriter Independent “Geek” Artist Eclipse Presentation in Song
3:00 PM
3:30 PM Nergis Mavalvala Marble Professor of Astrophysics Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Warped Universe: The 100-Year Search for Einstein’s Gravitational Waves
4:00 PM Carey Lisse Planetary Astronomer Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory NASA’s Solar Probe Mission & The Eclipse
4:30 PM Kathy Sexton-Radek, Ph.D Professor of Psychology Elmhurst College Motivation to Reflect Prompted by Totality Experience

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