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WSIU Almanac 4.3.24

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Kevin Boucher

Many events are planned for Carbondale and the SIU Campus for the Eclipse. If you’re looking for a guided viewing of the eclipse, attend the watch party at Saluki Stadium on Monday. SIU has teamed with Adler Planetarium, NASA EDGE, and more for a fun-filled total solar eclipse experience. Doors open at 11am.

Salukicon Presents EclipseCon this Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 5pm at the SIU Student Center. Celebrate the incredible worlds of Science, Technology, Arts, Humanities, and Comics. Friday night will kick off the weekend with a gaming event from 4 - 9 pm. Learn more about all the features of the event at salukicon.siu.edu

The Crossroads Art and Craft Fair is Sunday & Monday from 10:30am – 6pm
on Saluki Row on Arena Drive near the Banterra Center. This art and craft fair is a unique opportunity to find quality handmade wares.

The link for all SIU Eclipse related activities is eclipse.siu.edu
Rend Lake will host a weekend full of free eclipse activities April 6-8th. Live animal programs, educational eclipse presentations, a kids concert and outdoor movie will precede the eclipse. The will also have multiple viewing locations available to the public, include Dam West Recreation Area, Spillway Recreation Area, and North Marcum Recreation Area. These designated viewing sites will have food vendors on site and Park Rangers available to assist visitors. A limited supply of eclipse glasses will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own. Contact the Rend Lake Visitor Center for more information. 618-724-2493

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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