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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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Public Astronomy Observation

May 6, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Astronomy Observation Deck is located just above the School of Physics office on the A-wing roof of the Neckers building. Follow signs from Neckers 456 up the southwest stairs.
All observations are weather permitting and space limited.

For Details, contact Bob Baer at 618-453-2729 or go to


May 6, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


SIU Neckers Hall
1245 Lincoln Dr
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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