On October 14, 2023, the Hope, Arkansas, area will see a partial Annular Eclipse. On that special day, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana will host a viewing party and cultural education program to celebrate the event. Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available to attendees. The viewing party is just one event in our lineup of Solar Express activities leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse Event on April 8, 2024. We hope you can join us.

Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m.:  Hempstead Hall Theater Doors Open/Livestream of Eclipse Begins
View San Francisco Exploratorium live coverage of the eclipse from the path of annularity set to music in Valley of the Gods, Utah.

11:00 a.m.:  Annular Solar Eclipse in Navajo Country
The Exploratorium is proud to partner with the Indigenous Education Institute and Navajo elders to share knowledge of eclipses from the Navajo worldview ahead of this annular eclipse on October 14, 2023. The annular eclipse will pass through Indigenous lands in the “Four Corners” region, including Valley of the Gods, UT, where the Exploratorium will livestream the eclipse and present an hour of educational programming as part of its longstanding partnership with NASA.

  • English language – Hempstead Hall Theater
  • Spanish language – Hempstead Hall Hope Suite

11:24 to 11:29 a.m.:  Annularity

Noon: Program Ends

1:00 p.m.:  Telecast Ends

Visitors can view the partial Annular eclipse outside with others. UAHT will provide safe viewing glasses and pinhole projections. If you want to view independently, you can download the Exploratorium Total Solar Eclipse app to view all telescope feeds on your phone or device.

Other Events:
Family Solar Eclipse Crafts
October 10, 2023
Hempstead Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Create a glow-in-the-dark Eclipse Shirt and crafts.
Cost: $35

Central Arkansas Astronomical Society Workshop for the Public
November 13, 2023
Hempstead Hall, 5:00 p.m.
NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassadors will hold a workshop about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse.
Free to the Public

Astronomy & Eclipses Lecture
April 2, 2024
Hempstead Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Astronomy instructor Karen Steed will provide a lecture on astronomy and eclipses.
Free to the Public

Solar Express Celebration
April 8, 2024
UAHT Pavilion, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Historic Total Solar Eclipse with UAHT. Learn about the Solar Eclipse while having good community fun.
Free to the Public

For more information or to register for an event, contact the UAHT Community Education department at 870.722.8168 or . Free eclipse glasses will be provided at each event.