The 2017 Solar Eclipse
In 2017, SIU students will have a unique opportunity to begin the year in a legendary way. Carbondale is in the path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse. The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979 will reach its point of greatest duration on Aug. 21, 2017, just a few miles south of Carbondale.
Together with our partners, NASA Eclipse 2017 and the Adler Planetarium of Chicago, SIU Carbondale is planning a variety of events on campus the day of the eclipse, with the main one being a public viewing at the football stadium. Don't miss it. Apply now!
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