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'The eclipse is not a science thing, it's a human thing.'

The many ways that people and towns in Southern Illinois is preparing for the solar eclipse Aug. 21.
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The many ways that people and towns in Southern Illinois is preparing for the solar eclipse Aug. 21.

The Belleville News-Democrat has extensive coverage of the total solar eclipse. Southern Illinois is in the path of totality and expects to receive thousands of visitors on August 21.

Here’s a rundown of stories at bnd.com:

▪  Live coverage: We’re on the scene as the eclipse crosses our region

▪  Millstadt students say total solar eclipse was a day to remember

▪  Here’s a quick eclipse refresher as the big day arrives

▪  Here are the 5 things this eye doctor wants you to know about the eclipse

▪  Yes, the eclipse is a big deal. This is why.

▪  Illinois officials warn about phony eclipse glasses

▪  Don’t have eclipse glasses yet? Here’s where you can find them.

▪  Here are the 5 things this eye doctor wants you to know about the eclipse

▪  More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

▪  There’s a bunch of solar eclipse stuff you can buy, including a $500 wine

▪  To those mad dogs and Edwardsvillians out in the midday eclipse

▪  Illinois preparing to make roads safe for solar eclipse

▪  How will your kid’s school celebrate the solar eclipse?

▪  Yes, there’s a new song about the eclipse. A former Millstadt resident wrote it and sings it.

▪  Ozzy Osbourne plans concert during eclipse. These folks aren’t happy about it.

▪  Not all solar eclipse viewing glasses are safe, NASA warns

▪  You’ll need to know this if you’re going to Carbondale for the eclipse

▪  In a month, Southern Illinois becomes the eclipse capital of the world

▪  This is where you can find glasses for viewing the eclipse

▪  Here’s where to view the solar eclipse in our region

▪  More schools decide to close on total solar eclipse day

▪  Schools decide whether to close on the day solar eclipse hits Southern Illinois

▪  Granite City schools will be closed for the eclipse, too

▪  Don’t fret, Edwardsville snowflakes. Your school will protect you from the sun.

▪  Comedy Central’s reasons for no school, besides eclipse: big dog outside, zombie frogs

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