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Ozzy Osbourne barks at the Moonstock

Ozzy Osbourne barks at the Moonstock

By Paul Beckmeyer
August 22, 2017
Filed under City, News

Ozzy Osbourne had the massive Moonstock music festival crowd barking and howling at the moon as the celestial body drifted directly in line with the sun.

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‘I do not have words’: Southern Illinois pagans experience eclipse

‘I do not have words’: Southern Illinois pagans experience eclipse

By Francois Gatimu
August 21, 2017
Filed under City, News

Away from the hordes of eclipse-watchers in Carbondale, the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance gathered to celebrate nature at the remote Dancing Willow Farms in Makanda.

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Innovation on display at Science and Technology Expo

Innovation on display at Science and Technology Expo

By Kitt Fresa
August 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Scientists and entrepreneurs from all over the country came to SIU’s Science and Technology Expo Sunday and Monday to share their innovative inventions with visitors, locals and students over eclipse weekend.

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Game on at Eclipse Comic-Con

Game on at Eclipse Comic-Con

By Joe McLauglin
August 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Though the focus on eclipse day will be astronomy and science, the spotlight during Eclipse Comic-Con was on science fiction.

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Workshop shines light on eclipse research

Workshop shines light on eclipse research

By Paul Beckmeyer
August 19, 2017
Filed under News

The Crossroads Eclipse 2017 Research Workshop launched Saturday in the Student Center with a speech from the recently appointed Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. He spoke about the importance of researching the eclipse and the opportunity it provides scientists to learn more about the universe.  

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City officials, business owners, locals brace for eclipse impact

City officials, business owners, locals brace for eclipse impact

By Samantha Keebler
August 19, 2017
Filed under City, News

With 50,000 to 100,000 eclipse tourists expected to flock to the Carbondale area in the coming days, there are increased risks for shortages of food and and medicine, as well as potential public safety complications.

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Locals hope eclipse will bring positive attention to Carbondale, SIU

Locals hope eclipse will bring positive attention to Carbondale, SIU

By Samantha Keebler
August 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, News

Some in Carbondale hope the upcoming two minute and 38 second moment of darkness could shine a lasting light on SIU and the community.

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Local artists commemorate the eclipse

Local artists commemorate the eclipse

By Samantha Keebler
August 18, 2017
Filed under City, News

As an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 get ready to visit Carbondale, local artists have been preparing for the eclipse in their own ways.  

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New library exhibit showcases campus history

New library exhibit showcases campus history

By Kitt Fresa
August 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Ten campus buildings, including Wheeler Hall, Davies Gym and Parkinson Laboratory, all have their histories displayed along with original photographs, some dating back as far as 1874.

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Your guide to eclipse weekend’s events and entertainment

Your guide to eclipse weekend’s events and entertainment

By Kitt Fresa
August 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

As eclipse day draws closer and closer, so does the surge of an estimated 50,000-100,000 tourists to the southern Illinois area. With that crowd in mind, city and university officials have prepared an array of events designed to entertain visitors and locals alike for the eclipse and the weekend lea...

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