WSIU to Webcast Eclipse 2017 Workshop on June 10

Jun 3, 2016

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 3, 2016

Contact: Mark St. George, WSIU TV Production Specialist, (618) 453-5887; Darryl Moses, Assoc. Dir., TV & Video Services, (618) 453-6191,

WSIU to Webcast Eclipse 2017 Workshop on Friday, June 10

Carbondale, Ill. – WSIU Public Television, a public media station of Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, will provide a webcast of the first day of a two-day Eclipse 2017 workshop, which will be held at the SIU Student Center on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.

WSIU will livestream day one of the workshop, on Friday, June 10, via YouTube, beginning at 8:30am.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE ON YOUTUBE (begins Fri, June 10 @ 8:30am)

Hosted by Bob Baer, computer specialist and director of public astronomy observations for the SIU Physics department, and Shadia Habbal, a professor at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, the two-day workshop invites the general public to learn from leading scientists and amateur astronomers about the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Southern Illinois is a focal point for eclipse, which will sweep across the United States from coast to coast, but reach its point of greatest duration – approximately two minutes and 40 seconds – a few miles south of Carbondale, Illinois.

Select sessions of the two-day workshop are open to the general public at no cost. View the public program schedule online at

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

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WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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