An image of the Planetarium, which is positioned south of Rice and Rivers Halls on North Pine Street.

UNA Planetarium Opens for Christmas Program

Dec. 14, 2021

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – The Planetarium on the University of North Alabama campus is opening its doors for the annual Christmas program, “Mystery of the Christmas Star,” on Dec. 16-18 at 7 p.m.

“The program discusses the events surrounding the Christmas Star, who the Wise Men might have been, and the timeline for the events of Christmas night,” said Dr. Mel Blake, Planetarium Director and Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy. “As part of the program, participants will also learn the astronomical possibilities to explain what the star might have been.”

Children who attend will receive candy canes, and an admission of $5 per person will be collected at the door. Masks will be required for this event. The Planetarium is on Pine Street.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions 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 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: and