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Afterschool is a lifeline that keeps youth safe, helps kids learn and grow, and provides parents the ability to work without worry. 

Mississippi has hundreds of afterschool and summer learning programs across the state for children and families. Use this map to find a program in your area.

Mississippi has hundreds of afterschool and summer learning programs across the state for children and families. Use this map to find a program in your area.

Embarking on the Celestial Journey: The 2024 Solar Eclipse

Jan 10, 2024 | Academics & Enrichment, Afterschool in Mississippi, STEM in Afterschool, Uncategorized

Embarking on the Celestial Journey: The 2024 Solar Eclipse


As we usher in the new year, celestial enthusiasts are gearing up for a spectacular event – the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Scheduled to grace the skies on April 8, 2024, this cosmic phenomenon promises to captivate observers across the entire United States. In this blog post, we invite you to delve into the details of this upcoming celestial spectacle and discover how you can make the most of this extraordinary experience.

Webinar Alert: January 23, 2024

To kickstart the excitement, mark your calendars for an informational webinar hosted by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Scheduled for January 23, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET, this webinar aims to provide a comprehensive update on the plan for the April Eclipse. Join this session to gain insights into the science behind solar eclipses, NASA’s study of the Sun, safe viewing techniques, and the latest plans for public and student engagement.

Illuminating Science: Understanding Solar Eclipses

Transitioning seamlessly into the core of the event, participants will have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating science behind solar eclipses. Discover the celestial mechanics that lead to these awe-inspiring phenomena and understand the intricate connections to NASA’s ongoing study of the Sun.

Safe Viewing Practices: Protecting Your Eyes

One of the essential aspects of enjoying a solar eclipse is ensuring safe viewing practices. During the webinar, NASA experts will guide you on how to safely witness the eclipse, emphasizing the crucial need for everyone to wear solar eclipse glasses or use alternate viewing methods. Learn about eye safety during an annular eclipse through our dedicated webpage and safety flier.

Local Viewing Events: Join or Create Your Own

The 2024 Solar Eclipse provides an excellent opportunity for community engagement. Whether you’re looking to join local viewing events or create your own, explore our listing to find exciting opportunities near you. Become a part of this celestial celebration and share the wonders of the universe with your community.

Harnessing NASA Resources: Educational Opportunities

For educators and students alike, the 2024 Solar Eclipse offers a unique chance to incorporate NASA resources into the learning experience. Leverage our collection of videos, lessons, and materials to enhance classroom discussions and spark curiosity about the cosmos.

Join the Celestial Festivity

As we prepare for the grand spectacle in the sky, make sure you’re equipped with knowledge and excitement. Attend the webinar, explore local viewing events, and utilize NASA’s educational resources to make the 2024 Solar Eclipse an unforgettable experience. Be part of this celestial festivity, where the universe unfolds its wonders before our eyes.

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