Mueller Planetarium updates winter fulldome schedule

Released on 01/18/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

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

Lincoln, Neb., January 18th, 2013 —

            Mueller Planetarium in the University of Nebraska State Museum's Morrill Hall has announced its updated fulldome schedule starting Feb. 3.

            The new schedule includes "Dark," a show exploring the nature of dark matter, a mysterious substance that makes up 80 percent of the mass of the universe. It also includes "Natural Selection," a show that introduces family audiences to the ideas of English naturalist Charles Darwin. Audiences experience the thrill of scientific discovery with Darwin as they go on a voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and explore the beauty of nature on the Galapagos Islands.

            The new schedule effective Feb. 3:

  • "Dark" -- Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • "Natural Selection" -- Thursdays at 7 p.m.

            Showings of "Dark" will include updates on the current night sky and NASA's Mars Rover "Curiosity."

            Morrill Hall is south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Parking is free. Planetarium tickets are $9 for adults (19 and older), $5.50 for children and $3 for UNL staff, faculty, and students with valid NU ID, and include museum admission. They can be purchased at the museum's front desk the day of the show. For more information on planetarium shows, astronomy and space science, visit the planetarium's website,, or phone 402-472-2641. For more information on the museum, visit

Writer: Dana Ludvik, Public Relations Coordinator, NU State Museum, 402-472-3779

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