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L.E. Phillips Planetarium at UW-Eau Claire
Announces Fall Adults' and Kids' Shows

RELEASED: Sept. 5, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The L.E. Phillips Planetarium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which provides the entire community with an opportunity to learn more about space, the solar system and the stars in the night sky, announces its fall schedule.

Public shows are offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for adults and youth older than 12; children's shows are presented at 11 a.m. Saturdays and are designed for ages 4-12.

A planetarium presenter will discuss the night sky and help audience members learn to identify constellations. Each show features either a particular topic or a multimedia presentation, and a question and answer period is included in each presentation.

StarDate clip artTuesday night shows are currently featuring "Stardate: Ancient Horizons" about ancient Egyptian astronomy. From Sept. 18 to Oct. 16 the show is "More than Meets the Eye," which discusses where various celestial objects are located in the night sky, as well as what they look like through large telescopes. (Inquire about closed captioning for this show.) A new show, "Cultural Constellations," featured Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, will tell stories of the sky from various cultures. From Nov. 20 through Dec. 11, the show is "Adventures along the Spectrum," which examines "invisible light" from the sky, such as infrared radiation.

Larry, The Cat clip artThe Saturday children's shows currently feature "Myths of the Summer Sky." From Sept. 15 through Oct. 13 (no public show Sept. 29), children can participate in the "Solar System Adventure." A favorite of young children, "Larry, Cat in Space," runs Oct. 20 through Nov. 10. Nov. 17 though Dec. 15 features "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," the family favorite that features the astronomer Claire Blugold and the bumbling Mr. Genius.

The L.E. Phillips Planetarium is located in the north end of Phillips Science Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Admission is $2 at the door, and free parking is available on weekends and evenings. For more information, visit www.uwec.edu/planetarium, or call 715-836-3148. Group shows and school field trips can also be arranged with group rates.

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