March 30, 2015

Media Availability – Astronomer Matt Penn

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to attend a media availability with astronomer Matt Penn, from the National Solar Observatory, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Student Center Ballroom A on the SIU Carbondale campus. Penn will make a presentation later that day on upcoming solar coronal research as well as the Citizen CATE (Continental America Telescopic Eclipse) Experiment planned for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Carbondale is the closest city and SIU the closest campus to the point of the eclipse’s greatest duration. Bob Baer, a physics department staff member and co-chair of the university-community committee planning eclipse-related activities, also will participate in the media availability. To learn more, visit