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UNA Planetarium to Host Public Observation of Lunar Eclipse Jan. 20

January 16, 2019

 FLORENCE – The Shoals and the State of Alabama will be in for a treat this weekend when a total lunar eclipse occurs Jan. 20 and 21.  In addition, the University of North Alabama Planetarium will host a Public Observation complete with telescopes, as part of the event. A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon […]


The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower

August 8, 2018

Meteor showers occur when the Earth, traveling on its annual orbit around the Sun, passes into the dust left behind by a comet.   Comets are small icy objects that originate beyond the orbit of Neptune.  When they get close to the Sun, the gas and dust they are made of gets heated and their weak […]


The January 28th Total Lunar Eclipse

January 29, 2018

FLORENCE-UNA Planetarium would like to inform the public about the upcoming total lunar eclipse that will take place in the morning hours of Wednesday, January 31st.  The eclipse will start at 4:49 AM Central Standard Time and for the Shoals area will end when the Moon sets at about 6:51 am.   Lunar eclipses occur when […]


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