MAILED: Jan. 26, 2001
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claires L.E. Phillips Planetarium will present a variety of programs during the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System is a light-hearted introduction to astronomy aimed at school children, although adults will learn quite a bit, too. The program will be presented Feb. 8, 15 and 22 and April 19.
Stargazing the Spring Sky is a lecture looking at constellations and interesting objects in the spring sky. The program includes an introduction to stargazing. It will be presented March 1 and 8.
Wonders of Deep Space: A Portrait of the Distant Universe investigates stars, nebulae and other deep space objects, looking at how they were formed and of what they are made. It will be presented March 15 and 29, April 5 and 26 and May 3.
All programs include an overview of the current sky and are 45 to 60 minutes long.
Tickets cost $1 and must be purchased in advance at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727. No tickets will be sold at the planetarium door.
Because Phillips Science Hall is under construction, attendees are asked to use the north (main) doors as they are the only doors that allow access to the planetarium.
For more information about the planetarium or for information about group programs, contact planetarium director Dr. George Stecher, (715) 836-5731, or visit the planetarium Web site at www.uwec.edu/physics/planetarium/.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 26, 2001