Amateur Astronomy for the Tennessee Valley

Welcome!  If you own binoculars or a telescope, and you enjoy getting lost under an inky black sky filled with stars, you’ve reached the right place. We’re a local group of backyard astronomers and stargazers, formed for a shared curiosity about the tiny place we occupy in this magnificent universe, and the amazing views this hobby provides.

Club meetings are generally held on the last Friday of each month at the UNA Planetarium and Observatory in Florence, and at LaGrange College Historic Site in March and September.  The public is always welcome to our meetings.

If weather permits, we also set up telescopes during First Fridays Florence — sometimes at the corner of Tennessee and Seminary, and others at Court and Mobile.

If you have questions, please contact us via email (shoalsastro –at —, or visit our Facebook pageClear skies!

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