On April 8, 2024, the United States will be treated to one of the rarest and most spectacular of celestial events: a total solar eclipse. The shadow of the moon will fall along a very narrow path across the US, but one that includes Arkansas and even downtown Little Rock. During that time the sky will grow dark, the stars and planets will come out, birds will stop singing, crickets will chirp, and you’ll see the Sun’s magnificent corona, its pearlescent outer atmosphere, normally too faint to see from Earth. Dr. Phil Plait (of Discovery Channel’s “How The Universe Works” and the “Bad Astronomy” blog) will tell you everything you need to safely watch the literally out-of-this-world event, explain the science, and even debunk a misconception or two about eclipses.
Admission is free and it’s all family-friendly!
Book signing after the program
The event begins at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m.
Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201