NU State Museum offers free Thursday night planetarium fulldome shows

Released on 08/31/2009, at 1:25 PM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 3, 2009

WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets

Lincoln, Neb., August 31st, 2009 —

The University of Nebraska State Museum will offer free fulldome shows at Mueller Planetarium on Thursday nights. Beginning Sept. 3, the public will be able to enjoy the planetarium's 7 p.m. presentation of "Black Holes" on Thursdays free of charge with regular admission to visit the museum after 4:30 p.m. Planetarium seating is limited to 80. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

"Black Holes" takes audiences on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe. Witness the bending of light, the skewing of perception and the dizzying descent...into a black hole. This immersive show, narrated by Star Trek's John de Lancie, explores the latest scientific theories on how these mysterious objects are formed and how they are detected (40 min.).

For updates on the planetarium's fulldome schedule, including Saturday and Sunday presentations, visit

The NU State Museum of Natural History in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years, 4 and under are free), and $10 for families (up to two adults and children). UNL staff, faculty and students are admitted free with valid NU ID. Planetarium tickets are sold at the museum's front gate the day of the show. Tickets will be free for the 7 p.m. presentation on Thursday nights with regular museum admission after 4:30 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, contact Dana Ludvik at (402) 472-3779 or, or visit For more information on Mueller Planetarium, visit