From the planetarium to our labs and equipment in Latham Hall, there’s so much to discover in the UNI Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences.

Our department routinely offers tours and programming for members of the public, and local teachers along with their students. We can accommodate any age group, from ages 6 and up. Visits can last from one to two hours and can be targeted for a specific age group and/or interests.

Our faculty are also available to identify rocks and fossils, and can answer questions about various aspects of the Earth Sciences, including educational and career opportunities. To arrange a visit or to inquire about possible visits, please contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan at 319-273-2759 or via email at siobahn.morgan@uni.edu.

UNI Planetarium

Visit the Planetarium

During January, February and early March, the Planetarium is open to the public for astronomy programs each Thursday night. The first show begins at 6 p.m., and the second show will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. The planetarium seats 25 persons and all shows begin promptly on the hour. Planetarium shows will continue until mid-March. The planetarium is located at room 105 Latham Hall. Cell phones, cameras and tablets cannot be used during the program.


Latham Hall

About Latham Hall

Latham Hall contains a variety of Earth Science displays and features:

  • Geology - rocks, minerals, fossils, Iowa geological resources, Ice Age Iowa, geodes, and even a T-Rex skull
  • Meteorology - real-time weather equipment
  • Astronomy - planetarium, meteorites, interactive displays