Free Thursday night Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows end this month

Released on 09/15/2009, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., September 15th, 2009 —

Time is running out to take advantage of the University of Nebraska State Museum's free Thursday night fulldome shows at Mueller Planetarium. On Sept. 17 and 24, the public will be able enjoy the planetarium's 7 p.m. presentation of "Black Holes" free of charge with regular admission to visit the museum after 4:30 p.m.

Beginning Oct. 1, the public will need to purchase tickets to planetarium shows on Thursday nights. Planetarium seating is limited to 80. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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, 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. Parking is free. Regular prices for planetarium shows, which include admission to the museum, are $8 for adults, $5.50 for children 5-18, and $2.50 for children 4 and under. For more information, contact Dana Ludvik at (402) 472-3779 or, or visit For more information on Mueller Planetarium, visit .