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Full moon Lunar Eclipse will headline at Saluki Stadium on May 15, 2022

Lunar Eclipse Flyer
There will be a public Lunar Eclipse viewing event at SIU-C's Saluki stadium on Sunday May 15, 2022.

Families are invited to Saluki stadium this Sunday, May 15th 2022, for an evening of watching the lunar eclipse. Bob Baer is with the School of Physics and Applied Physics, and he is also the co-chair of the eclipse 2017 2024 steering committee. And he says, the eclipse will be striking due to the phase of the moon.

"The moon starts out being full that evening until it gets down to just a little sliver of a crescent moon. And that's really cool to watch because you can see different features of the moon."
Bob Baer

Baer says experts with telescopes will be on hand to help the public observe the event. Sunday night's event starts at 7:30.

To learn more about Sunday's event, browse to: https://news.siu.edu/_assets/images/2022/05/Lunar-eclipse-flyer.pdf

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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