Mueller Planetarium asks: 'Did you Know?'

Released on 05/31/2006, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 1, 2006, through Aug. 20, 2006

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

Lincoln, Neb., May 31st, 2006 —

In a new astronomy show opening June 1 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Mueller Planetarium, viewers will be able to fly down a valley on Mars, land on one of Saturn's moons, check out the North Star and visit distant galaxies. "Did You Know 2" is the successor to a popular planetarium show at Mueller featuring short segments on a variety of topics.

"This format has worked very well with summer family audiences," planetarium coordinator Jack Dunn said. "They get to learn a bit about the sky, and at the same time experience some great discoveries."

Dunn said the planetarium's association with the Space Telescope Science Institute "ViewSpace" program and the Museum Alliance administered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has provided the planetarium with unique perspectives and media materials. In this show, new Hubble images and visualizations from space probes highlight the continuing exploration of the universe. Running time of the show is approximately 35 minutes.

Beginning June 1 and running through Aug. 20, "Did You Know 2" will be presented Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m. Also, beginning June 1, the children's planetarium show, "Sol and Company," will be seen at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mueller Planetarium is part of the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, 14th and U streets on the UNL City Campus. Tickets for planetarium shows are $6 for adults and $4 for elementary and secondary students and college students with ID. Tickets are sold at the museum's front desk and the price includes admission to the museum.

For more information, contact Dunn at (402) 472-2641 or or visit the planetarium's Web site (

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