Mueller Planetarium sets fulldome schedule through Oct. 23

Released on 08/17/2011, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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

Lincoln, Neb., August 17th, 2011 —
"Light Years from Andromeda" logo
"Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" logo

     Mueller Planetarium in the University of Nebraska State Museum's Morrill Hall began its fall schedule this week, presenting fulldome shows only on Thursday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

     The planetarium's schedule Aug. 16-31:

* "Touching the Universe," Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

* "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 p.m.

     The schedule for Sept. 1 through Oct. 23 (no shows on home football Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10 and 17, and Oct. 8):

* "Light Years from Andromeda," Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m.

* "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," Thursdays at 7 p.m.

     The schedule will be updated again beginning Oct. 26.

     The new fulldome show, "Light Years From Andromeda," is a story of cosmic distances and humanity's quest to understand the universe. Audiences will go on a journey of epic proportions across space and time. Following this show, visitors have the option to stay for a short presentation that covers the current night sky.

     National Geographic's "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" is an immersive, underwater experience for the whole family. Audiences will explore the mysterious, and often dangerous, ocean world of the Late Cretaceous period.

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

     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.

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