In The Shadow Eclipse Documentary Premiere

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In The Shadow Eclipse Documentary

In The Shadow Premiere and Star-Gazing Party

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Shryock Auditorium on the Southern Illinois University Campus

The Official Documentary Film about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse 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 Communication 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!

The 2017 total solar eclipse was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events in recent history, with Carbondale smack in the spot of longest duration.

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.