New UNC Asheville Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory nears completion
(Mountain XPress) UNC Asheville’s new Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory, slated to open early in 2014, will provide the university, area K-12 schools and the community with an important new facility for teaching about science and observing the universe. UNC Asheville physics faculty and advanced students will use the facility for research and study. The new facility also will be used by the 300 UNC Asheville students who study introductory astronomy, and be accessible to science classes in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. Community astronomers, led by the Astronomy Club of Asheville, also will have access to observe the night skies from this new laboratory/observatory.
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