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MAILED: Sept. 17, 1998|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's planetarium program will make its debut on Thursday, Oct. 1.
"Deadly Neighbors," a 30-minute presentation on the threat to our civilization posed by the impact of comets and asteroids, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the L.E. Phillips Planetarium. The presentation will be followed by a 10-minute overview of the current sky.
The program also is slated for Oct. 8, 22 and 29; Nov. 5, 12 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 10. These shows also will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the L.E. Phillips Planetarium. They are open to the public, but young children should be accompanied by an adult.
"Deadly Neighbors" was co-written by associate professor Paul Thomas and UW-Eau Claire junior Anna Kindt of Braunschweig, Germany.
Kindt said she and Thomas started working on the project in May and continued working on it this summer.
"We wanted to write a show about asteroids, especially with two big films that came out this summer about impacts on earth," she said.
Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.
For more information about the show or group programs, contact planetarium director George Stecher at (715) 836-5731.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 22, 1998