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UW-Eau Claire Announces Fall Schedule for Planetarium Shows

RELEASED: Aug. 30, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will begin its fall 2005 public planetarium shows this month at the L.E. Phillips Planetarium in Phillips Science Hall.

Thirty-minute shows designed especially for younger children, ages 4 and up, will be presented at 11 a.m. most Saturdays throughout the fall. The schedule of programs follows:

  • Sept. 10 and 17: "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System"
  • Sept. 24; Oct. 1 and 29; Nov. 5: "Zubenelgenubi's Magic Sky" (New Program!)
  • Oct. 8 and 15; Nov 12 and 19: "Larry, Cat in Space"
  • Dec. 3 and 10: "Constellations for Kids"

All other programs, designed for adults and older children as noted, are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays throughout the semester and last about one hour. Each will end with a presentation by a live host who will talk about the current night sky and answer questions. That schedule follows:

  • Sept. 6 and 13; Oct. 18 and 25; Nov. 22 and 29: "Ancient Horizons," for adults and ages 14 and up
  • Sept. 20 and 27: "Adventures Along the Spectrum," for adults and ages 11 and up
  • Oct. 4 and 11: "The Stargazer," adults and ages 11 and up
  • Nov. 1, 8 and 15: "Constellations, Myths, and Legends," adults and ages 8 and up
  • Dec. 6 and 13: "Wonders of Deep Space," adults and ages 12 and up

An adult should accompany young children to any planetarium program.

Tickets cost $1 and must be purchased at the UW-Eau Claire Service Center, (715) 836-3727. No tickets will be sold at the planetarium door.

For more information about the planetarium or about group programs, contact planetarium director Dr. Lauren Likkel, associate professor of physics and astronomy, (715) 836-5034, or visit the Planetarium Web site for more information, including specific program descriptions.



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