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

 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 and listen to the full story from WSIU’s Kevin Boucher.