On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will experience a rare phenomenon -- a total solar eclipse. While we will not see a total eclipse in Louisiana, we will get to witness a partial eclipse. If you don't want to watch it alone, we found a few places planning to host viewing parties.
University of New Orleans
The University of New Orleans hosts activities surrounding the solar eclipse. Activities at the library begin at 10:45 a.m. with NASA’s live streaming of the total eclipse complete with door prizes, snacks and a selfie station. A couple of UNO professors will offer presentations starting at 12:30 p.m., followed by eclipse viewing in the Quad beginning at 1:20 p.m. There will be a limited amount of solar viewing glasses available as well as pin projectors, so you may want to bring your own.
Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University will host a watch party for the solar phenomenon. The event starts with a public presentation about the eclipse from 9:40 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Peltier Auditorium. At noon, attendees are encouraged to gather in the fields outside the Harold Callais Recreation Center to view the eclipse through telescopes and eclipse glasses.