Mueller Planetarium announces summer astronomy shows

Released on 06/02/2005, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., June 2nd, 2005 —

Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum will present the astronomy shows "Point of No Return" and "Sol & Company" through Aug. 21.

"Point of No Return," which will be shown Tuesdays through Sundays at 2 p.m., delves into the story of quasars, the most powerful steady sources of energy in the universe. Quasars are powered by supermassive black holes with masses millions to billions of times the mass of the sun. The program was produced at Mueller Planetarium and is based in part on research carried out at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In addition, the children's program," "Sol & Company," will be presented Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Admission is charged for all planetarium shows. Admission for astronomy shows is $6 for adults and $4 for children and elementary, secondary and UNL students (with ID). The ticket price includes museum admission. Running time of all programs is approximately 30 minutes.

Additional programs may be scheduled and will be announced later. The schedule for the fall's laser music shows will also be announced later.

Mueller Planetarium is located in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall) at 14th and U Streets on the UNL City Campus.

For further information, telephone (402) 472-2641 or visit the planetarium's Web site at

CONTACT:,/b> Jack Dunn, Coordinator, Mueller Planetarium, (402) 472-8514