An eclipse conference in Carbondale

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Just before totality, viewers of total solar eclipses experience the diamond ring, the last minuscule part of the Sun's disk visible as the corona also comes into view. // Mike Reynolds
If you're planning on hosting or helping with an event for the upcoming August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, where will you be June 10 and 11, 2016? On that Friday and Saturday, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, will host the fourth 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Workshop, sponsored by the American Astronomical Union. And the group has invited the public in to hear the talks.

Previous meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, Columbia, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon, were quite successful. In addition to the information shared, participants had a chance to interact with others who will be presenting events, traveling to the path of totality, or selling eclipse-related items.

The news release put out by SIU contains all the relevant details. You can read it here.

I'll be speaking about the event I'm hosting at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Missouri. If you're there because you read this blog, please take a moment and tell me so.

I hope to see you in Carbondale.

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