For the Media


If you are planning to come to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to cover the eclipse,
contact Tim Crosby at University Communications and Marketing for press credentials.
Crosby can also connect you with SIU Carbondale event organizers and experts.
Tim Crosby can be reached at

Eclipse Logo UsageDrone Photo/Video Policy

Eclipse Logo With Trademark

To Use The Logo On Merchandise

Permission to use the logo on merchandise (such as t-shirts) sold to generate revenue can be secured. As with all licensed merchandise, a vendor fee may be charged and a portion of the revenue will be returned to the university to help cover eclipse planning costs.

To Use The Logo to Promote The Eclipse

All businesses and organizations are welcome and encouraged to use the logo to promote the eclipse in the region. There is no fee as long as it is not used on merchandise that is sold, but permission is required.

Contact Pete Lucas at or (618) 453-3376.

Drones and Aerial Photography/Videography

Because Southern Illinois University Carbondale is close to an airport and a hospital with a helipad, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including drones, will be limited to only a few trusted operators who have prior permission from us. However, we understand media outlets may want to provide their audiences with aerial views of eclipse festivities on April 8. To ensure safety and minimize distractions for people watching the eclipse, SIU Carbondale is employing a pool system for aerial photos and video on campus.

Weather permitting, University Communications and Marketing will provide aerial photos and video of Saluki Stadium, along with other photos, 2 hours after totality at an online gallery on the News/Media page of the Eclipse website. Other videos will be available within 6 hours. Journalists who would like specific photo or video shots may contact Todd Duermyer at

Journalists who want to use a UAV for purposes other than aerial photography and videography may contact John Bennett, UAV administrator, at to request permission through the use application process. Please allow at least six weeks.

Note that SIU Carbondale’s unmanned aircraft systems policy prohibits indoor or outdoor operation of any UAV flight hardware on or in university property without approval through the UAV use application process.

2017 & 2024 Photo Galleries

View and download photos from the 2017 eclipse at SIU. Credit Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

2024 photos will be added to the gallery as they become available.

If you have questions, contact Tim Crosby at or 618-534-3045 or Kim Rendfeld at or 765-426-3650. If you need immediate assistance, text or call.