Research at the Observatory

Planetarium"The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible." A. Einstein.

The renewed activity at the UNA Planetarium and Observatory is not restricted to public education. We also plan to pursue and aggressive program in research using the observatory and external facilities. We will seek partnerships with other observatories to advance scientific knowledge. This should provide opportunities for research for undergraduate students, teachers and their students. We as hope to involve local amateur astronomers in our research programs where the interest is expressed. Some programs may even be pursued by the renewed UNA Astronomy Club.

Some of the research topics that may be pursued include:

  • Investigation of Nearby stars in preparation for planet searches.
  • Binary Stars.
  • Variable Stars.
  • Supernova searches.
  • Asteroid Occultations.