Mueller Planetarium announces fall schedule

Released on 08/26/2008, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, through Nov. 30, 2008

WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, NU State Museum, 14th and U Streets

Lincoln, Neb., August 26th, 2008 —

Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum has announced its schedule of astronomy shows for the fall semester.

The schedule through Nov. 30 (except home football Saturdays, Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13 and 27, Oct. 4 and 25, and Nov. 8):

Saturdays: 2 p.m., "The Enchanted Reef"; 3 p.m., "Black Holes."

Sundays: 2 p.m., "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"; 3 p.m., "Black Holes."

"The Enchanted Reef" is an animated adventure under the ocean intended for younger audiences (30 min). "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket" follows two youngsters who build a cardboard rocket in their back yard. Audiences will fly through the solar system and visit the planets (35 min). "Black Holes" investigates one of the strangest, most powerful objects in the universe. Find out what would happen if you fell into a black hole. Discover how they may have begun and see wonders at the heart of galaxies (37 min).

All shows are presented in a 360-degree fulldome format and followed by an optional short survey of the current night sky.

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

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