Events


SEclipse Events: August 21, 2017

There will be a revised shuttle schedule on the day of the eclipse due to the activities on Normal Avenue. View the revised routes.

Worldwide Science Icon Dr. Michio Kaku to Present Solar Eclipse Keynote at Southeast

Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today, will present the keynote address at Southeast Missouri State University August 21 as this region observes a rare total solar eclipse.

Kaku’s presentation, “The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Business, the Economy, Medicine, and Our Way of Life,” is open to the public and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. Tickets are available now.


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Pre-Eclipse Events

Laser Tag/Solar Eclipse Promotion

Laser Tag at the Recreation Center in honor of the upcoming solar eclipse in August.
Hosted by the Student Activities Council
March 27 from 4-8pm

SAC Events

Astronomy in the Suburbs: An Introduction to Star Gazing

Gain a basic understanding of the night sky and how to enjoy it from your own neighborhood. Your instructor will guide you through the constellations and how to use a sky chart to locate the major stars, locate the major planets and observe the phases of the moon. In this course, you learn basic astronomy concepts to further your enjoyment of the night sky. We will also briefly discuss what to expect for our total solar eclipse here in August 2017. Textbook is not required; however a list of recommended books is available by request.
Cost is $30
March 28 from 6-8pm and March 30 from 7:30-9:30pm with Dr. Margaret Hill

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Citizen CATE: Solar Eclipse Science for Everyone

Part of Kent Library's Athenaeum Series showcasing the expertise of campus faculty, staff and students.
March 29 at Noon at Sadie's Place in Kent Library
Presented by Dr. Margaret Hill and Dr. Michael Rodgers

Eclipse Educator Webinar Series

Hosted by Southeast's Office of Continuing Education. Both the University and local community are invited to join NASA Education for a virtual educator professional development three-part webinar series on the upcoming solar eclipse.
Wednesday, April 19, 4-5pm
Tuesday, April 25, 4-5pm
Thursday, April 27, 4-5pm.

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Or call 573.986.6879

Eclipse 101: Preparing for Darkness at Noon

There is much more to the skies than just star-gazing. Some of nature’s most spectacular astronomical phenomena were, at times, terrifying to our ancestors. Join us for the FREE information session that will help you understand the science of the upcoming solar eclipse. Cut through the superstition and learn valuable tips for safe-viewing, as well as educational activities the entire family can enjoy. We will also talk about local astronomical resources, upcoming events, and opportunities to learn more.
Cost: FREE
April 10 from 7-8:30pm with Dr. Margaret Hill

Thursday, June 1 at 6:30pm
Perry Park Center, Perryville, MO
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00pm
Cape Public Library

CORE Academy @ Southeast: Next Generation Teaching & Learning Conference

The conference will feature 4 learning strands to either follow through the conference or mix-and-match:
Strand 1: Novice Technology Users +STEM
Strand 2: Advanced Technology Users +STEM
Strand 3: Leadership to Support Systematic Integration
Strand 4 (FULL!): SEclipse- Southeast Missouri Solar Eclipse Event Integration
June 20 & 21
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Astronomy at the Crossroads

Open to the General Public
There is more to the skies than just star gazing. This event will help you understand the science behind the Great American Eclipse. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn more about the science and wonder behind this natural phenomenon you will experience on August 21. The presenters will also discuss their research and the opportunities available for undergraduate students to learn more about astronomy.
Presented by: Dr. Margaret Hill, Professor of Physics, Southeast Missouri State University and Dr. Phill Reed, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and Director of the Planetarium and Observatory at Kutztown University.
Sunday, August 20, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Dempster Hall, Glenn Auditorium

Dr. Reed Grant Award
Dr. Reed Planet Discovery Role

Phill Reed earned his Ph.D. in 2008 from Lehigh University, and he is currently an associate professor of astronomy & physics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as the director of the on-campus observatory and planetarium. Reed leads an active observational astronomy program with undergraduate students, recently participating in several new transiting exoplanet discoveries and gaining support from the National Science Foundation. Reed's primary research interest is the study of interacting binary stars, and in particular, learning how magnetic activity and other processes affect the transfer of mass between stars.

Events on Day of Eclipse

SEclipse Events

Normal Avenue Street Fair

Houck Field Activities

River Campus Events

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Regional and Off-Campus Site Events

Viewing events will be held at the Regional Campuses in Kennett, Malden and Sikeston, the Poplar Bluff Delivery site and at the Cape College Center in Cape Girardeau. Refreshments provided.

City of Cape Events

The City of Cape will hold a Total Solar Eclipse event at the Cape Sports Plex from 10am-2pm.
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Live Webcast

The Department of Mass Media will livestream the total solar eclipse from Houck Stadium from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21.” The webcast will be available live to the general public on the OVC network and a link will be provided here.

Southeast participates in Citizen CATE Project

The Citizen CATE Experiment will use a fleet of telescopes to observe the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Southeast will be a part of Citizen CATE in Perryville, MO.
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Path of Totality: A Reading and Chapbook

To celebrate the path of totality coming to SEMO, the English Department, in conjunction with Southeast Missouri State University Press, will be hosting a reading on August 21, 2017 of eclipse-themed creative work. Additionally we will publish a small, limited-run chapbook in commemoration of the event.

Here's where you come in: Please submit your eclipse-inspired fiction, poetry, essays and art for consideration for both the reading and the chapbook. Poems should be less than two pages and prose should be no longer than 2,000 words. The work should be inspired by the eclipse, but you don't have to take that too literally. Go wild with these!

The event and chapbook will be open to both students and faculty. You can give your submissions to Dr. James Brubaker or Dr. Dan Crocker. Email either of them with questions. We're looking forward to seeing what you submit and are excited about your involvement!
Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 7 by 4pm

Need viewing glasses? Locations where you can pick up a pair around the Southeast Main Campus, River Campus and Regional Campuses are here.

Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
573.651.2000
seclipse@semo.edu