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Solar Observing Event UNCA

ASHEVILLE NC – UNC Asheville’s main quad will host a solar observing event, weather permitting, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17. The event is free and open to the public, presented jointly by the UNC Asheville Department of Physics and the Astronomy Club of Asheville as part of the North Carolina Science Festival.

The solar observing event is scheduled to take place on UNC Asheville’s main quad, and will include safely observing the sun through telescopes with a variety of filters to see sunspots, prominences and more. Participants will also create artwork using photosensitive paper and found objects.

The event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival, a two-week statewide series of events showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is also part of UNC Asheville’s Arts Fest, a three-day festival featuring musical and theatrical performances, exhibits, creative workshops and more.

For more information about the North Carolina Science Festival, visit ncsciencefestival.org. For information on the events at UNC Asheville, including the latest updates regarding cloudy weather and possible cancellations, visit astroasheville.org, or contact Brian Hart at 828.251.6442.


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