Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

SIUC 2017 Eclipse Event

Tickets for Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in the path of totality for not one, but two total solar eclipses. The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979 will reach its point of greatest duration on Aug. 21, 2017, just a few miles south of Carbondale. The next solar eclipse will happen on April 8, 2024. The center lines of totality for both of these eclipses intersect over Carbondale’s Cedar Lake. The view from SIU, which is hosting a wide variety of events leading up to, and on the day of the 2017 eclipse, will be spectacular. NASA Eclipse 2017, the Adler Planetarium of Chicago and the Louisiana Space Consortium could have selected any spot along the path of totality to provide programming and conduct scientific experiments, but they all chose to partner with SIU Carbondale.

Order by phone (877-SALUKIS) or online

(Tickets are priced on a cost-recovery basis. In other words, all proceeds from ticket sales will be used to cover the university’s costs in staging events and accommodating visitors to campus. Any remaining funds will be devoted to the 2024 total solar eclipse.)

Carbondale Illinois and the Fuller Dome Home are located at the crossroads or intersection point of two major eclipses. The eclipse is this year on August 21st and the second is in 2024. 

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Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Eclipse Weekend, Dome Home Tours

The Buckminster Fuller Dome Home will be open for tours on the weekend leading up to the total solar eclipse. The Dome Home is in the path of the total solar eclipse transiting over the U. S. on August 21st. For those in Carbondale, IL for the once in a lifetime eclipse viewing, 

Bucky's house is open for tours:
10:00AM to 4:00PM • Saturday, 8/19 & Sunday, 8/20. 

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Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Eclipse Weekend, Dome Home Tours

The Buckminster Fuller Dome Home will be open for tours on the weekend leading up to the total solar eclipse. The Dome Home is in the path of the total solar eclipse transiting over the U. S. on August 21st. For those in Carbondale, IL for the once in a lifetime eclipse viewing, 

Bucky's house is open for tours:
10:00AM to 4:00PM • Saturday, 8/19 & Sunday, 8/20. 

 

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Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Dymaxion Days

Come visit the R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home and take a ride in Bucky's famous Dymaxion Car. This version of the Dymaxion Car is a replica of Bucky's 1933 design built by the Lane Motor Museum of Nashville TN. This a rare opportunity to experience two historic Bucky artifacts, his geodesic dome home and his Dymaxion Car.

 

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