Eclipse Leadership Workshops

The Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will be hosting a series of Eclipse Leadership Workshops focusing on preparing you to answer eclipse science questions as you help lead your group/community with the upcoming solar eclipse events.

Join us for an afternoon workshop including:
• An eclipse in Arkansas overview
• Why eclipses happen, why they are rare, and what to expect
• Finding the best location in your area
• How to view eclipses safely
• Hands-on practice of safe solar viewing
• Guidelines for your event
• Resources

The first upcoming eclipse is Saturday, October 14th, 2023 and it is a partial solar eclipse visible everywhere in Arkansas. The second eclipse, on April 8, 2024, is the total eclipse that will draw visitors from all over the world to the Path of Totality. This path is a 117 mile wide swath crossing Arkansas from the southwest to the northeast in its journey across the US. A very large influx of visitors is expected.

Who should attend these workshops:

The persons who will be answering the questions at your event- whether a school group, a neighborhood group, community group, house of worship; formal and informal educators, librarians, youth leaders – inside the path of totality or outside the path of totality.

Help your community be prepared; eclipses are a cycle of nature and will happen whether or not you are ready!

Click the button below to learn more and sign up.