UNA Planetarium Hosts Star Party Oct. 7

Oct. 5, 2009


Event coincides with White House Star Party

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Planetarium and Observatory is hosting a Star Party at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. The event coincides with the White House Star Party, where the President will award the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation and will host an event for middle-school students.

The UNA Planetarium Star Party will include a discussion of star constellations and the building of a balloon-powered rocket car. Weather permitting, the evening will also include telescope observations. If weather does not allow for observations, a program on the LCROSS mission will be shown.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information on the UNA Planetarium Star Party, contact Dr. Mel Blake, planetarium director, at 256-765-4284 or rmblake@una.edu.