Bob Baer

astro bob

Position: Computer / Electronics Specialist
Co-Chair, Southern Illinois Eclipse 2017 - 2024 Steering Committee
Co-Invstigator, Illinois State Coordinator, Citizen CATE Experiement
NASA SMD Bio page

Contact Information

Office: Neckers 418
Mailcode: 4401
Phone: 618-453-2729
Fax: 618-453-1056

Mailing Address

1245 Lincoln Drive
Neckers Building Rm 483A
Carbondale, IL 62901-4401


Electronic CircuitElectronics Shop Information


LAN admin for ( See the network settings page for IP address details.

Sysadmin for the following machines:

Physics Department Public Astronomy Observations

Southern Illinois Ecilpse 2017 - 2024,

SIUC Physics Facebook Admin

See me if you need copies of public or site licensed software; help with any electronics projects, demonstrations, or presentation equipment


Links ftp server

Linux Links

White Box Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Linux 
Suse Linux
Linux Terminal Server Project.
The Linux Documentation Project

Interests / Activities




Outreach / Astronomy Observations, Astrophotogrphy.Meade



Mini Trebuchet




Eclipse 2017


Videos / Documentaries Appeared In

The Eclipse Effect, The New Yorker Magazine

NASA EDGE: Solar Eclipse 2017 Preview Show

NASA EDGE Megacast: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Across America, Curiosity Stream

Countdown to the Eclipse, Lindsay Adams

You'll need to know this if you're going to Carbondale for the Eclipse, Belleville News-Democrat

2:38: A Glimpse into the Eclipse (SIU Students Malea Bailey and Marcia Kuhlman Eclipse Documentary)

Official SIU Eclipse Documentary, SIU MCMA (in production)