Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2024 Solar Eclipse – Little Rock, Arkansas

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Witness a Once-in-a-Lifetime Celestial Event with the Laser and Light Experts

Power Technology invites you to an extraordinary gathering at UA Little Rock for the Solar Eclipse 2024. As a leader in photonics and one of the very few companies ideally located on the path of totality, we’re uniquely positioned to enhance your eclipse experience with expert insights into the science of light and lasers.

Date: April 8, 2024
Location: Jack Stephens Center, UA Little Rock Campus, 2801 South University

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in Prime Viewing Location

The total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, presents a rare spectacle not to be missed. With Power Technology, you’ll enjoy a prime spot at the Jack Stephens Center for this celestial phenomenon. Join us for an unforgettable day connecting with the cosmos, filled with science, observation, and family fun.

Timeline of Totality in Little Rock

Partial Begins: 12:33 p.m. CDT

Totality Begins: 1:51 p.m. CDT

Maximum: 1:52 p.m. CDT

Totality Ends: 1:54 p.m. CDT

Partial Ends: 3:11 p.m. CDT

Schedule of Events

With the eclipse coming soon, we have a full day of activities planned to take in this once-in-a lifetime event. Here’s more of what you can expect.

Event Overview

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Event begins with lots of fun activities:

30,000 Complimentary Eclipse Glasses

Face Painting

Multiple food vendors

Bounce Houses and Kid-friendly activities

50 Kids’ Telescopes

Hear the Eclipse translated to Sound

Five “6 inch” telescopes for viewing

One “8 inch” telescope broadcasting on two screens

One “11 inch” telescope for taking pictures of the eclipse

Laser demonstrations by Power Technology, Inc.


Academic presentations (outside and in Derek Fisher Court)

10 – 11 a.m. Alaina G. Levine Keynote Speech: “Don’t Eclipse Your Future: Create Your Unicorn Career in STEM”
Jack Stephens Center inside

11 – 11:30 a.m. Alaina G. Levine Book Signing
Alaina G. Levine will be signing copies of her award-winning book, Networking for Nerds
Jack Stephens Center inside

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Portable Planetarium Demonstrations
Derek Fisher Court  in the Jack Stephens Center

12 – 1 p.m. Tony Hall Speaking
Jack Stephens Center inside

12:33 – 3:11 p.m. Eclipse in Progress

1:51 – 1:54 p.m. Eclipse Totality

Indoor Academic Experiences – Derek Fisher Court

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn about the 2024 Research and Creative Works Expo

Erathostenes, Foacault’s Pendulum, Cavendish Balance, and more – Physics Department

Learn about the Donaghey College of Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Pre-health – Learn about prehealth at UA Little Rock

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“How the Solar Eclipse could be predicted Mathematically” – Mathematics and Statistics Department

“Build your own Eclipse Viewer” – Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education

Outdoor Academic Experiences – Front Steps of the Jack Stephens Center

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“And Juliet is the Sun”: Heliocentric Knowledge and Renaissance Poetry

Solar Eclipse Photo Booth and Learning about DCSTEM College

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn about CHASSE at UA Little Rock and book an Advising appointment

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Sun in Norse Mythology – English program

12 – 2  p.m.

“Did you hear?…Don’t look at the sun” – Chemistry program

Eclipse History – History Department

Food Vendors and a Water Station will be available throughout the day.

Experience the wonder of the Arkansas solar eclipse with our unforgettable event in Little Rock, perfectly situated in Saline County for optimal viewing. Join us for a day filled with STEM-focused activities, educational displays, and hands-on experiences designed to fascinate and engage enthusiasts of all ages. Our event, a highlight among Arkansas eclipse events, offers everything from solar viewing glasses to scientific demonstrations by experts in the field. Whether you’re a local resident or traveling from afar to witness this celestial spectacle, our gathering promises a unique blend of learning and fun, set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring eclipse. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime Arkansas STEM eclipse experience – a perfect opportunity for families, science buffs, and anyone curious about the mysteries of the cosmos.


April 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Jack Stephens Center – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR United States
+ Google Map