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Chalk-Eclipse

Faner Mall 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, Illinois

The Chalk-eclipse is an annual regional junior high and high school chalk competition held on the SIU campus. This year the artwork will explore eclipse related imagery. The Chalk-eclipse competition is organized by local art educators with the help of SIU ArtED. It is hosted on campus by the Art Education Nation RSO.

Into the Darkness: Celebrating the Eclipse with Music

SIU Shryock Auditorium

The Unity Point School Band and Choir will be joined by members of five other local schools to present a concert celebrating the total eclipse. The concert will feature three world premieres including a band piece written specially for the total solar eclipse.

Run From the Sun 5k

Intersection of Saluki Dr and Arena Dr (lot next to the track/baseball field)

This 5K run/walk is held by Arnold Air Society out of SIUC. Proceeds from the race will be used to promote the professional development of Air and Space Force officer candidates at SIUC.

Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo

Banterra Center 1400 Arena Dr, Carbondale, IL, United States

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 - North Lawn 1400 Arena Dr, Carbondale, IL, United States

Located directly north of Saluki Stadium and the Banterra Center, the art and craft fair will be held 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

S. Washington Street and E. Main Street 101–137 S Washington St, Carbondale, IL, United States

Join us downtown for an evening full of celestial connection through rhythm and dance. All ages, BYOB and free to attend – no tickets required. Featuring the Woodbox Gang and Aaron Kamm and the One Drops.

Eclipse Eve Live: Sky Observers Hangout

SIU Shryock Auditorium (Outside)

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

Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo

Banterra Center 1400 Arena Dr, Carbondale, IL, United States

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 - North Lawn 1400 Arena Dr, Carbondale, IL, United States

Located directly north of Saluki Stadium and the Banterra Center, the art and craft fair will be held the weekend and day of the Eclipse.

Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium

Saluki Stadium 1415 Arena Drive, Carbondale, IL, United States

Join us for an eclipse experience like no other. SIU Carbondale in partnership with the Adler Planetarium of Chicago, NASA EDGE, and others will host a guided eclipse experience that walks you through every aspect of the total solar eclipse with fun and educational activities throughout the event. Doors open at 11am.