In the Shadow eclipse documentary premier and star gazing party

In The Shadow
Premiere and Star-Gazing Party
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Shryock Auditorium on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Campus

The official documentary film about the 2017 total solar ecilpse in Southern Illinois
A film by Mark Stoffel and H.D. Motyl
A collaborative effort by students, staff, and faculty at the SIU College of Mass Communications and Media Arts

5:30 p.m. Shine on the red-carpet in your best cosmic-wear* ... and bring your favorite eclipse day story for the SIU Eclipse Cam!
6:00 p.m. Performance by the Jenny Johnson band
6:30 p.m. Documentary screening immediately followed by Q&A with the directors and special guests, Mat Kaplan with Planetary Radio and Michelle Nichols with Adler Planetarium
8:00 p.m. Star-Gazing party and reception Telescopes provided by the SIU Physics Department

Family Friendly event.  Free and open to the public.  
Documentary run-time is 55 minutes.
*Cosmic-wear - Eclipse t-shirts, space-themed or stars/moon clothing; Black Tie NOT required!

Students, staff and faculty of SIU’s College of Mass Communication and Media Arts taped hundreds of hours of eclipse-related planning and interviews even before they captured this natural wonder above Southern Illinois.  The resulting documentary, In the Shadow, highlights the history, the science and, above all, the mind-blowing human experience of witnessing a total solar eclipse in Southern Illinois on August 21, 2017.

See the In The Shadow trailer         
Download the In The Shadow flyer
Download a parking map here
Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618/453-5738 to request accommodations. 

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Date: Saturday, 3/24/2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Schryock Auditorium, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1050 S. Normal Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901

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Schryock Auditorium, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1050 S. Normal Ave

Carbondale, IL 62901

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