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UW-Stevens Point’s planetarium offering summer showings

Journey through galaxies this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.
 
Planetarium shows will be offered at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in July. All events are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated and help continue these programs:
 

  • Monday, July 1 – “Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds” – Explore a huge diversity of worlds waiting to be discovered.
  • Wednesday, July 3 – “From Earth to the Universe” – Take a journey of celestial discovery as scientists learn about space.
  • Monday, July 8 – “Planets of the Solar System (Live)” – Hosted by associate professor Sebastian Zamfir, director of the Blocher Planetarium and Pejsa Observatory, visit the celestial bodies in our solar system and beyond.
  • Wednesday, July 10 – “The Hot and Energetic Universe” –  See real life imagery of modern astronomical observations from supermassive blackholes, supernovas and more while learning how these magnificent spectacles work.
  • Monday, July 15 – “IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solat System” – Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy.
  • Wednesday, July 17 – “Forward! To the Moon!” – Join Kari Byron from “MythBusters” and “Crash Test World” to talk about NASA’s space endeavors within the 21st century and the next steps towards establishing permanence outside of Earth.
 
Planetarium seating is first come, first served for up to 55 people. Groups of eight or more may schedule a special showing of any planetarium program by calling 715-346-2208 or completing an online request form. There is a cost for these requests.
 
The planetarium is located on the second floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building, 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is available in Lot D behind the building and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends.
 
The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory is closed for the summer and will reopen for viewings in mid-September.
 
Learn more at https://www.uwsp.edu/smcpa/blocher-planetarium.
 

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