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L. E. Phillips Planetarium Offers Programs in July and August

RELEASED: June 28, 2006

planetarium photoEAU CLAIRE — Planetarium shows for adults and children are being presented at the L.E. Phillips Planetarium in the Phillips Science Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire through July and August.

Tuesday evening shows begin at 7 p.m. and are generally designed for adults. The suggested minimum age is 13 years old. One exception, on July 18, features Professor Photon teaching about light and is appropriate for all ages above 10 years old.

Saturday shows, aimed at children 4-11, begin at 11 a.m.

In addition to the multi-media presentation, all shows discuss what constellations and planets can be seen in the summer night sky.

Summer admission is $2 for the Tuesday shows and $1 for Saturday children's shows.

Following is a schedule of Tuesday planetarium shows:

  • July 11, 18: Adventures Along the Spectrum (ages 11-adult)
  • July 25, Aug. 1: Ancient Horizons-Egyptian Astronomy (adults; age 13+)
  • Aug. 8, 15: More than Meets the Eye
  • Aug. 22, 29: The Stargazer

Following is a schedule for Saturday children's shows, aimed at ages 4-11:

  • July 1, 8: More Than Meets the Eye (short version)
  • July 15, 22: Larry, Cat in Space
  • July 29, Aug. 5: Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System
  • Aug. 12, 19: Lifestyles of the Stars
  • Aug. 26: More Than Meets the Eye (short version)

Group shows also are available (e-mail Free parking is available at UW-Eau Claire after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

For information on individual shows, visit the planetarium Web site or call (715) 836-3148.



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