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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Planetarium
To Offer Spring Programs
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Jan. 20, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's L.E. Phillips Planetarium will present a variety of programs during the spring semester Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
"Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System" is a light-hearted introduction to astronomy aimed at elementary school children, although adults will learn quite a bit, too. It will be presented Feb. 3 and 17; March 2 and 16; and April 6.
"Deadly Neighbors" looks at the threat to civilization posed by the impacts of comets and asteroids and will be presented Feb. 10, March 9 and April 13.
"A View from Eau Claire: The Night Sky as Seen by Area Astronomers" will be led by Chippewa Valley astronomers Feb. 24, March 30 and April 27.
"Stargazing the Summer Sky" looks at constellations and interesting objects in the summer sky and includes an introduction to stargazing. It will be presented May 4 and 11.
All shows include an overview of the current sky and are 45 to 60 minutes long.
An adult should accompany young children.
Tickets cost $1 and must be purchased in advance at the University Service Center, (715) 836-4745. No tickets will be sold at the planetarium door.
For more information about the planetarium or for information about group programs, contact planetarium director George Stecher at (715) 836-5731 or visit the planetarium Web site at

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Jan. 20, 2000