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The ISU Planetarium Presents: Astronomer Thomas Willmitch Speaking About the Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse
North America will experience its first total solar eclipse in 40 years as the Moon moves directly between the Earth and Sun on the afternoon of August 21. Carbondale, Illinois sits directly along the 70-mile wide path that the Moon’s shadow will trace across the United States that day. Meanwhile, Central Illinois will experience a deep partial eclipse of the Sun.
Join Astronomer and Illinois State University Planetarium Director Thomas Willmitch he explores what a solar eclipse is and how to safely view the August 21 eclipse. This special program will be presented at the Planetarium on August 16, beginning at 7 PM. The program is free and open to the public. Doors open 20 minutes before show time. Seating is limited.
The ISU Planetarium is located in the Felmley Hall of Science Annex, at the intersection of College Avenue and School Street, in Normal. Free parking is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in University parking lot F-67, on the east side of School Street.
For more information, please call the ISU Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit our web site by Googling the Illinois State University Planetarium.