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Nights of a thousand stars (and some planets) at UNCG

Photo of telescope at the Horne ObservatoryCome see constellations of natural beauty.

The UNCG Physics and Astronomy Department has announced its upcoming Planetarium and Three College Observatory (TCO) show schedule for the Fall 2015 semester. Admission is free for all showings – but register soon, as they are always popular

UNCG Planetarium Public Shows
Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

TCO Public Nights
Oct. 16, 7:45 p..m
Nov. 20, 7 p.m…
Dec. 12, 7 pm

Planetarium shows are held at UNCG in the Petty Science Building. Seating is limited so reservations are required. The planetarium is in 310 Petty Science. Parking is available in the McIver Street Parking Deck. The planetarium features a Spitz Projector in a 20-foot dome. The show will feature the sky constellations as well as the motions of the moon, sun and planets. You may reserve up to five tickets on the web at physics.uncg.edu/planetarium/upcoming-events/.

TCO shows are held at the Observatory located near Snow Camp, NC, approximately eight miles south of Burlington. Here, one may view the skies through one of the largest telescopes in the southeastern United States. Public viewing nights begin shortly after sunset and continue for approximately 60 – 90 minutes. Observation sessions include sighting star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, double stars, planets and the moon. Visit physics.uncg.edu/tco/ for more detail and to reserve tickets.