Mefi after eclipse Carbondale meetup
posted August 8, 2017 6:28 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon August 21 at 3:00 PM, Turley Park — Meet near the fountain
Lenus Turley Park, Carbondale, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Meet with Mefites after the solar eclipse on the 21st in Carbondale IL at Turley Park from 3-5pm-ish for picnic snacks, socializing and general mefi weirdness. Follow-up to this IRL proposed event
Because there are so many options for what people may want to be doing during the eclipse I've decided to move the social meet-up time to a little bit after the celestial event. Feel free to coordinate with others for shared eclipse viewing plans in this thread, though. There will be a Latin music concert in the park from 11am-3pm while the eclipse is happening and the meet-up will start right after the concert is over.

Let me know if I forgot any details!
posted by metaphorever to Meetup (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Is this near the campus event at Saluki Stadium? That's where myself + 2 others will be, and I definitely don't want to drive immediately following.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:58 PM on August 8, 2017

Turley park is about 3 miles from the stadium. Would it help to push the time to something later?
posted by metaphorever at 9:15 PM on August 8, 2017

FYI it looks like the location for this meetup is listen as someone's home address, not Turley Park.

We are staying up by Oakdale park and don't really have firm plans yet, so we can hopefully walk or bike to Turley Park at any time.
posted by muddgirl at 5:54 AM on August 9, 2017

We're very likely to head back to DC shortly after the event but I'm staying tuned in here in case plans change.
posted by exogenous at 6:03 AM on August 9, 2017

Would it help to push the time to something later?

Maybe? But I have no idea what to expect re: crowds leaving campus, and me and my friends are visiting from the NYC area and know nothing about Greater Carbondale. It would help more if we met somewhere in walking distance -- maybe in the college town surrounding the campus?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:27 AM on August 9, 2017

Fixed the map location. Unfortunately the SIU Stadium is on the edge of town so there's not a whole lot that is within a reasonable walking distance from it.
posted by metaphorever at 9:17 AM on August 9, 2017

There will apparently be shuttles to and from the stadium, if that helps. It looks like it's a one mile walk from the city end of the shuttle route on Walnut St. to the park.
posted by muddgirl at 9:32 AM on August 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

Is anyone coming from the Bloomington-Normal area on the day of? I'd like to be in Carbondale to see it, yet don't have a ride.
posted by chota at 4:28 PM on August 9, 2017

OK, so we arrive in Carbondale tomorrow, me and my friends will check the map of the bus routes and loosely plan our eclipse day. I know for sure I don't want to drive following the eclipse, so our attendance depends on whether we'll be able/willing to walk the mile from the end of the route to Turley Gazebo.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:05 PM on August 18, 2017

Our plan right now is to walk down to Turley park after the eclipse so it will likely be close to 330-345 before we get there. We'll be shopping for food in Louisville before we drive in on Sunday - anything in particular we should grab for the picnic? We have a small soft-sided cooler.
posted by muddgirl at 5:37 AM on August 19, 2017

Some of us are here, at a picnic table by the fountain.
posted by muddgirl at 1:23 PM on August 21, 2017

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