Solar Science Programming Kits

On April 8, 2024, North America will experience an incredible natural event that has been dubbed the Great North American Eclipse. Two-thirds of the state of Arkansas will be in the path of totality and the rest of the state will experience 95% of totality.

The Arkansas State Library circulates solar science kits to libraries for use in library programming. Two different types of kits are available to support: 1) multi-generational programming for all ages; and 2) younger audience programming for children under the age of 10.

Circulation Process

The borrowing period is five weeks:

  • Pick-up during week one and become familiar with kit activities
  • Programming weeks 2-5
  • Drop-off during week five

The borrowing library is responsible for coordination drop-off and pick-up with the Arkansas State Library.

The reservation form includes three request options for each kit. Please check the Calendar to see whether a kit is available during your preferred programming time. Rank the dates that you would prefer for your five-week checkout period to begin by first, second, and third choice.

Request Solar Science Programming Kits


Solar Science Programming Kit Request Form

Agreement Form

Additional Resources

Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL)

NASA Sun STEM Toolkit

Solar Eclipses of 2023 and 2024: A North American “Double-Header”

Spanish Language Flyers

Annular Solar Eclipse — October 14, 2023

Total Solar Eclipse — April 8, 2024

Funding for this project is provided to the Arkansas State Library by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation with additional support provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information, contact: