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Eclipse: the 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium

The Colloquium promises to be a lively day of presentations, performances, and exchange around the interdisciplinary theme of eclipses. Visit our website to view our full event program, virtual exhibitions, and further information about this exciting event.

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Eclipse Interdisciplinary Colloquium

USI will offer unobstructed sky views and learning opportunities to educators, students and the community that uniquely position the University as the prime location for viewing the eclipse.


Can Taylor Swift Eclipse the Eclipse?

Textual Analytics: What Are You Talking About?

The Dark Side of the Moon

Sundowning and the Eclipse

Art History & The Darkened Sun

Sunlight Safety

Eclipse Viewing Safety

Science of an Eclipse

Sociology & the Death of the Sun

The Solar Eclipse & The Animal Kingdom

April 8, 2024, Solar Eclipse

Multi-day event to include speakers, science exploration, education, entertainment and eats 

The University of Southern Indiana is excited to announce a free and open to the public multi-day event, Solarpalooza, culminating with the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7 with a talk by trailblazing electrical engineer and retired NASA astronaut Joan Higginbotham in the Screaming Eagles Arena as part of the Romain College of Business Innovative Speaker Series, followed by a full day of experiential learning and engagement on Monday, April 8—the day of the eclipse. USI will be in the direct path of the moon passing between the sun and Earth, darkening skies in totality for over three minutes around 2:02 p.m. 

With more than 1,400 acres of campus, USI will offer unobstructed sky views and access to educators and exploration that uniquely position the University as the prime location for viewing the eclipse and a day of solar system excitement. Activities will appeal to current and prospective students, alumni, and the broader community, with music, food trucks, expert presentations from the 16th annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium, "Eclipse," and hands-on learning opportunities.

Students using a telescope.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

A total solar eclipse will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 states, with Evansville, Indiana, directly in its path. The eclipse will reach the USI campus at approximately 2:02 p.m. CST, with totality lasting 3 minutes and 5 seconds.