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Una Planetarium Hosts Star Party Oct. 7

Oct. 05, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

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.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/