Outside the Classroom

Hands-on learning is a big part of UNC Asheville’s liberal arts approach to education. Students can apply their knowledge and explore their interests and potential careers through student clubs and organizations, internships, and by attending and participating in exhibitions and other art events.


People at the Lookout Observatory telescopes at night

Lookout Observatory

UNC Asheville Astronomy students experience course concepts first-hand utilizing the observatory’s laboratory capabilities.

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The radio telescope at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute.


Students have opportunities to perform research in radio astronomy at this facility, which was formerly used by NASA

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