PCCUA and DCC to host watch event April 8 for solar eclipse
Posted Date: 3/29/24

PCCUA and DCC to host watch event April 8 for solar eclipse


For what is expected to be one of the most anticipated and viewed events drawing hundreds of thousands to Arkansas, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) and the Delta Cultural Center invite you to experience the solar eclipse during a watch event April 8 on the PCCUA-Helena campus.

Because Arkansas is under the direct path of the eclipse, this rare celestial occurrence is expected to draw over a million people to The Natural State, just to see it in real time. PCCUA and DCC coordinators are planning to hold the partial eclipse watch party on the front lawn of the Hendrix Fine Arts Center and will be providing viewing glasses and refreshments. Inside the Fine Arts Center, PCCUA will also be providing an eclipse show inside its planetarium, which will be set up in the Community Room.  

All viewers should begin gathering around noon keeping the following timeline in mind: partial eclipse begins - 12:35 p.m.; maximum - 1:54 p.m.; ends - 3:13 p.m.

Following the April 8 eclipse, the next U.S. eclipse will not occur until 2045. Don’t miss the chance to witness this cosmic wonder, and let PCCUA serve as your viewing headquarters. Admission is free.

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