Mueller Planetarium sets fall fulldome schedule
Released on 09/12/2012, at 12:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012, through Oct. 21, 2012
WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets
Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum has announced its fall schedule of fulldome shows.
The planetarium will present "A Starry Tale" Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and "Forces of Nature" Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. through mid-October, when the schedule will be updated.
There are no shows on Nebraska home football Saturdays: Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. Morrill Hall and Mueller Planetarium are closed on Thanksgiving.
"A Starry Tale" is a new fulldome show that focuses on the mythology of constellations, as interpreted by Japanese fantasy artist Kagaya. Audiences will experience Kagaya's elaborate animated paintings in 360-degree format as they beautifully showcase the starry sky across thousands of years of relative motion of the Earth, Moon and planets. (24 minutes running time)
An update on NASA's Mars Rover, "Curiosity," will be included at the beginning of each showing of "A Starry Tale."
The National Geographic fulldome show, "Forces of Nature," showcases the science behind natural disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. (40 minutes running time)
The NU State Museum and Mueller Planetarium are in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Parking is free. Planetarium tickets include museum admission and can be purchased at the museum's front desk the day of the show. Admission is $9 for adults (19 and older), $5.50 for children, and $3 for UNL staff, faculty, and students with valid NU ID. For more information on planetarium shows, astronomy, and space science, visit www.spacelaser.com or phone 402-472-2641. For more information on the museum, visit www.museum.unl.edu.
Writer: Dana Ludvik, Public Relations Coordinator, NU State Museum, 402-472-3779
News Release Contacts:
- Jack Dunn, , University Museum UNL