Solar Eclipse Watch Party

October 14, 2023 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

On October 14, 2023, come for a "stellar" time as Northwest Louisiana will have view of a partial solar eclipse! This rare event occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, partially blocking the sun from view and making it look like the moon is taking a "bite" out of the sun!

Join us at Mansfield State Historic Site for a watch party where we will discuss what exactly is happening and how other sky events were perceived by Civil War soldiers and sailors in the 1860s. The eclipse will peak about noon, but you can come out before with a lawn chair, water, and snacks and learn about eclipses through the centuries! Bring appropriate eyewear, as it is never safe to look directly at the sun, even when fully eclipsed.