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2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Taking Advantage of this Mega Physics & Astronomy Outreach Opportunity

After April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States won’t occur until 2044! Now is the time to take advantage of this amazing outreach experience. Please join us in sharing ideas, making connections with individuals who are working on similar projects, and learning about the amazing research being done by physics and astronomy students all across our region.

Spring 2024 Meeting

All SPS chapters are invited to attend the Spring 2024 meeting for Zone 8. The meeting will focus on the upcoming total solar eclipse which will be visible from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024. This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about the upcoming eclipse and to share outreach and research plans that are being developed by campuses across our region.

Feb. 23-24, 2024, SPS Zone 8 Spring Meeting:

Taking Advantage of this Mega Physics &
Astronomy Outreach Opportunity, 
at SIU Carbondale

Planned meeting events 

• Friday night social with food and telescope viewing from the SIU astronomy deck.
• Saturday keynote speaker to talk about research related to solar eclipses.
• Hands-on workshop focused on outreach activities that can be incorporated into local eclipse events.
• Talks and a poster session on eclipse-related research and plans for eclipse outreach events.
• Poster session on research being conducted in all fields of physics and astronomy.