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Educators and the Eclipse

I have a school group that I would like to see the solar eclipse, can I bring them to campus?

Yes, plans are currently being made to accommodate the large crowds expected to want to view the eclipse on campus. Saluki Stadium and the SIU Arena will be two venues where school and youth groups will have priority space and eclipse glasses reserved. A large number of eclipse glasses will be available on campus as well as views from special solar telescopes.

I want to plan an event at my school. Who do I contact for help?

SIU Carbondale is part of a national effort to educate and enable groups to hold their own events. For more information, contact Dr. Harvey Henson at

Teaching Aids, Activities, and Safety Information

The internet is full of resources that will help teachers prepare for the 2017 Eclipse. We have compiled our favorites here.


Other Educator Resources

NASA Wavelength – A full spectrum of NASA Resources for Earth and Space Science Education
Sun-Earth Day 2009 – Total solar eclipse, China
Eclipse in a Different Light – Sun-Earth Day 2006 page for educators
Night Sky Network – Astronomy clubs bringing the wonders of the universe to the public