There will be a revised shuttle schedule on the day of the eclipse due to the activities on Normal Avenue. View the revised routes.
Some Normal Avenue activities may be subject to change. This event is open to all Southeast students, faculty and staff
Activities are designed for the more than 4,000 K-12 school children and university students attending the event. This event is free and open to the public.
Solar Eclipse Safety Glasses Distribution in Houck Field House11:30am
Telescope Viewing in the End Zone11:52am
Solar Eclipse begins (return to Houck Field)11:54am
Atmospheric Balloon Inflation
supported by Kaci Heins, Space Center Houston - Manned Space Flight Education Foundation
Balloon Launch Countdown/Release
KFVS12 livestream from Houck Field
Solar Eclipse related entertainment and activities1:00pm
Welcome from President Carlos Vargas1:20:21pm
Solar Eclipse Totality1:30-2pm
Visiting schools return to buses
Some River Campus activities may be subject to change.
Viewing activities at the River Campus are open to the public. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and protective sun gear (i.e. hats, sunscreen). Feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided.
Museum opens, exhibits and activities11:30am
Art t-shirt printing; glasses distribution
Emcee- Doug Owens from C106
Stage Manager - Thomas Gilman (Theatre Design/Technology Student)
Marching Band Drum Line - directed by Shane Mizicko12:00pm
Nick Kenney (faculty in Music) - "Interstellar Call"12:05pm
Dance Ensemble Sculpture Improv - Philip Edgecombe + students
Students from The Conservatory Dance Program will present a structured improvisation around the theme of the sun and moon utilizing the large sculptures in the River Campus quad area.
"Mooning" from the classical musical Grease - Adam Schween and Abigail Becker (sophomore Musical Theatre majors)12:15pm
"Elara" (Poetry Reading) - Bridget Dixon, English Writing Major
A lovely poem that tells a fantastical story of the moon’s origins, plucked from the womb of some cosmic mother.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bart Williams and Jenna Moore12:25pm
"A Merry Olde Portentous Eclipse" - Bart Williams, director
Conservatory Theatre students Ellen Carr and Christopher Albertson present a humorous scene of choreographed stage fighting poking fun at the medieval superstitions of eclipses.
Dance Ensemble Group Performance - Walking on Sunshine; choreography by Hilary Peterson
Students from The Conservatory Dance Program perform an energetic group dance to this classic song.
Dance Ensemble Tap Solo - Alisa Cooper (student) - "Into the Stars"12:40pm
"Nox" (Poetry Reading) - Karma Alvey, student majoring in English Writing
A fabulist piece of fiction that explores what happens when the eclipse freezes just as the path of totality passes over Cape Girardeau.
Faculty Brass Quintet12:55pm
"Shine the Light on Me" (Poetry Reading) - Austin Neumeyer, English Writing major
A funny and satirical piece of short fiction in which a conspiracy theorist offers his own take on how eclipses happen.
Dance Ensemble Tap Solo - Jenna Tansky (student) "Rhythm of the Moon"1:05pm
Marching Band Finale1:20pm
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.
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.