Mueller Planetarium announces summer fulldome show schedule

Released on 06/10/2008, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., June 10th, 2008 —

Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its summer schedule of shows presented in Nebraska's only fulldome digital projection theater. The schedule will feature Earth's natural history, the history of space exploration and shows for young audiences on the solar system and an undersea fantasy.

The schedule through Aug. 24 (except July 4):

* Tuesdays through Sundays at 2 p.m. -- "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"
* Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. -- "Origins of Life"
* Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. -- "Dawn of the Space Age"
* Saturdays at 1 p.m. -- "The Enchanted Reef"

"Secret of the Cardboard Rocket" (35 min.) is a family show with two youngsters taking a trip through the solar system.

"Origins of Life" (30 min.) follows the development of the Earth's natural history, from the big bang through life and changes on the Earth.

"Dawn of the Space Age" (40 min.) presents the history of human space exploration, starting with Sputnik, the first artificial satellite.

"The Enchanted Reef" (35 min.) is a fantasy adventure underneath the ocean.

In addition, Mueller Planetarium will offer "Mars Updates" with its shows other than "The Enchanted Reef," featuring the latest information from the Mars Phoenix lander in the polar region of Mars.

Mueller Planetarium is in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), 14th and U streets on the UNL City Campus. Tickets to planetarium shows include admission to the museum. Prices are $8 for adults, $5.50 for children age 5-18, and $2.50 for children 4 and under. For members of the Friends of NU State Museum with membership cards, tickets are $2.50 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets for UNL faculty, staff and students and immediate family are $3 (with valid UNL ID). Tickets are sold at the museum front desk the day of the show. For more information on planetarium shows, astronomy and space science, visit For more information on the museum, visit