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August Schedule

Upcoming Dates

August 1st, 8:00 p.m.   Public Night

August 7, 7:00 p.m.      Eclipse program

august 8th, 7:00 p.m.   Eclipse Program

August 8th, 8:00 p.m.     Public Night

August 9th, 7:00 p.m.  Eclipse Program

August 10th, 7;00 p.m. Eclipse Program

August 11th, 7:00 p.m. Eclipse Program

August 14th, 7:00 p.m.  Eclipse Program

August 15th, 7:00 p.m. Eclipse Program

August 15th, 8:00 p,.m Public Night

August 16th, 7:00 p.m. Eclipse Program

August 17th, 7:00 p.m. Eclipse Program

August 18th, 7:00 p.m. Eclipse Program


Public Nights

Our weekly evening programs consist of a 30 minute discussion of the constellations visible in the sky during the current month. This is followed by a video or slide presentation or observing through the UNA Observatory's 14-inch telescope if the weather permits. The afternoon programs consist of the constellation discussion followed by solar observing if weather allows. UNA students are not charged for the weekly public programs, all others are charged a flat rate $3/person. There are no discounts or "rain-checks" for poor weather. The programs are intended for a general audience and so all age groups are welcome.

Eclipse Programs

The biggest astronomical event of the year will be the total solar eclipse on August 21st.  To inform the public UNA Planetarium will do a series of lectures to inform the public about the historical importance of eclipses, how to observe the eclipse safely and when and what ot expect. From Florence Alabama we will see 95% of the Sun blocked by the Moon.   Visitors will be given one pair of eclipse glasses to view the eclipse safely.

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