Planned Events

Join SIU Carbondale for a four-day total solar eclipse festival at the Solar Eclipse Crossroads of America on the centerline of the path of totality. The SIU Carbondale campus will experience 4 minutes and 9 seconds of totality as the region is cast into darkness in the middle of the day. Be prepared to witness the full range of total solar eclipse phenomenon and have your senses and emotions overwhelmed by the unexplainable experience of standing in the shadow of the Moon as you watch the Sun disappear.

Stadium Info

The horseshoe-shaped facility has a seating capacity of 15,000. Seating includes chairback seats as well as bleacher seating and spots on the grass berm enclosing the north end zone.

The Saluki Stadium is located at 1415 Arena Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901

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Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo

Banterra Center 1400 Arena Dr, Carbondale

Be part of history at the heart of the eclipse crossroads of America by reserving your vendor area at the Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo. The expo will be held the weekend and day of the Eclipse in the Banterra Center.
The expo will highlight organizations and businesses that specialize in solar, astronomy, science, and new technology.

Crossroads Art and Craft Fair

Banterra Center 1400 Arena Dr, Carbondale

The art and craft fair will be held inside the Banterra Center the weekend and day of the Eclipse.

Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller

Quigley (140B)

Explore the life and impact of Buckminster Fuller, showcasing his innovations like the dymaxion car and the Fly’s Eye. Thomas T. K. Zung, a longtime collaborator and disciple of Fuller, will discuss their work together on geodesic domes and other projects.

Carbondale Eclipse Concert

Varsity Theater 418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale

Join us at the Varsity Theater!
Varsity bar will be open for wine, beer, soda, snacks.
All ages, and free to attend – no tickets required.
Varsity Doors Open @ 5pm
The Cattails @ 5:30pm
Proclamation @ 6-6:15pm
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops @ 6:30-8pm
The Woodbox Gang @ 8:30-10pm

Eclipse Eve Live: Sky Observers Hangout

SIU Shryock Auditorium (Inside)

Live podcast and star-viewing event with Michelle Nichols, Adler Planetarium. No RSVP necessary and no tickets needed to attend.