'Sea Monsters' kicks off Mueller Planetarium's summer schedule

Released on 05/31/2011, at 3:30 PM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Wednesday, Jun. 1, 2011, through Aug. 14, 2011

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

Lincoln, Neb., May 31st, 2011 —
"Sea Monsters" logo
"Sea Monsters" screen shot

Lincoln, Neb., May 31, 2011 -- Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum has announced its summer schedule of shows presented in Nebraska's first fulldome digital projection theater.

Beginning June 1, the schedule will feature National Geographic's "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure." Families will enjoy this epic journey to the Late Cretaceous Period where they will explore the mysterious, and often dangerous, ocean world of the past. The schedule will also include "Touching the Universe," a showcase of amateur astrophotography of planets, galaxies and nebulae on the 360-degree fulldome.

The schedule June 1 through Aug. 14 (except July 4):

* Tuesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. -- "Touching the Universe" (35 min.)

* Tuesday through Sunday, 3 p.m.; Thursday, 7 p.m. -- "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" (40 min.)

The schedule is subject to change. For the current schedule and previews, visit the planetarium's website, www.spacelaser.com.

The University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall is open 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. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Parking is free. For further information, telephone the museum at (402) 472-3779, or visit www.museum.unl.edu.

WRITER: Dana Ludvik, Public Relations Coordinator, NU State Museum, (402) 472-3779

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