Total Lunar Eclipse
Join SIU Carbondale, the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois, and the Southern Illinois Science Center to experience a Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Saluki Stadium on the SIU campus. This free event will include guided telescope observations, science activities, videos, and movies on the stadium big screen. The south stadium gates will open to the public at 7:30pm with events starting at 8pm and continuing through midnight. Free event parking will be available at the Banterra Center (SIU Arena) parking lot, #18.
Movies on the big Screen
7:45 – 2.38: A Glimpse Into The Eclipse
8:30 – In The Shadow
9:45 – Mission to the Sun
10:30 – Expedition Mars
This total lunar eclipse occurs over the eastern half of the US starting with first contact at 9:28 pm. Totality happens at 10:29pm and goes on until just before midnight. During the eclipse, you will see the Moon go from full though partial phases, and finally turn a red-orange color during totality. This sunset color is determined by light refracting through the atmosphere of the earth and illuminating the Moon.
Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Limited concessions will be available for sale. Telescopes will be setup on the field for public viewing. Visitors are allowed to bring their own scopes or photography equipment, but please no sharpened or spiked tripod legs or other equipment that may damage the field’s turf. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus groups, academic units, and community organizations are invited to host family-friendly activities for the evening at Saluki Stadium. Interested groups should complete the online form.
For questions or more information, contact University Events at: (618)-453-7424 or email email@example.com.