ASU-Beebe to Host Arkansas Skydome Portable Planetarium and Space Science Museum

As Arkansas State University-Beebe gears up for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, an exciting opportunity emerges for celestial enthusiasts and science aficionados alike. The Arkansas Skydome Planetarium and Space Science Museum is set to be available on the Beebe, Searcy and Heber Springs campuses from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2024.  

This event, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Eoff & Associates Realty, Inc., is free and open to the public. Attendees are required to reserve their preferred time slot at   

“Step into the cosmic marvels of the night sky alongside us,” urges Andrea Cole, development officer/major gifts, and is the eclipse taskforce coordinator at ASU-Beebe. “We invite ASU-Beebe employees, students, area schools and groups to immerse themselves in this journey through space and celestial wonders.”

Hosted at various locations, the portable skydome planetarium offers an immersive experience delving into the intricacies of our solar system and providing insights into how the upcoming eclipse will impact us. Skydome has the largest and most advanced digital portable planetarium system in the region and access to the same programming available in the largest planetariums in the world. For more information, view their website at

The schedule for the skydome is as follows: Beebe campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Centennial Bank Gymnasium at 1102 W. College Street; Searcy campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the Main Building café at 1800 East Moore Ave.; and Heber Springs campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Latimer Center at 71 Cleburne Park Road.

For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at

Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, Little Rock Air Force Base and online, the college offers associate degrees, certificates and noncredit training for business and industry.