Mueller Planetarium to Present Live 'Mars Updates' Through April

Released on 03/25/2004, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHERE: Ralph Mueller Planetarium, University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), 14th and U Streets

Lincoln, Neb., March 25th, 2004 —

Because of the exciting discoveries made by the Mars Exploration Rovers, Ralph Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has modified its Mars shows to become focused as live "Mars Updates" at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through April.

As the rovers continue to explore, the programs will be updated daily with new information. Mueller Planetarium is one of 110 planetariums and museums nationwide who are the Mars Visualization Alliance, which was formed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to inform the public of the latest news from Mars.

The astronomy show "Ringworld," about the planet Saturn, will be added to Mueller's schedule in mid-April at separate times from the "Mars Update" show.

Mueller Planetarium is in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), 14th and U streets. Admission to astronomy shows is $6 for adults and $4 for children and students with valid student ID. The price includes admission to the NU State Museum.

CONTACT: Jack Dunn, Coordinator, Mueller Planetarium, (402) 472-2641