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L.E. Phillips Planetarium
Adds New Children's Show

RELEASED: Nov. 27, 2006

rocketEAU CLAIRE — L.E. Phillips Planetarium announces a new children's planetarium show, "The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket." With the help of a talking astronomy book and their vivid imaginations, two kids blast off on a journey though outer space. They only get as far as Neptune before deciding to head home, but the show provides an excellent introduction to the Solar System. This part of the show is 30 minutes long; for another 15 minutes a planetarium presenter will discuss the night sky and help audience members learn to identify constellations.

"The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket" will be featured at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9, and 16. Children's shows are presented most Saturdays at 11 a.m. and are aimed at children 4 to 12 years old. The cost is only $1 per person at the door, and advance tickets are not required.

The planetarium will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5.

The L.E. Phillips Planetarium is in Phillips Science Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Free parking is available on weekends and evenings. More information, including descriptions of shows for adults, is available online or by calling 715-836-5034.

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