Mueller Planetarium announces spring fulldome schedule

Released on 04/22/2013, at 5:12 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013, through May. 31, 2013

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

Lincoln, Neb., April 22nd, 2013 —
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A color JPEG still image from "A Planet for Goldilocks." It is an artist's conception of Kepler 10b, the first confirmed terrestrial (rocky) planet outside the solar system.
Mueller Planetarium in the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History's Morrill Hall has announced its spring fulldome schedule beginning April 27. The schedule includes "A Planet for Goldilocks," the new fulldome show exploring the search for new planets.
Schedule April 27 to May 31:
> "A Planet for Goldilocks," Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m.
> "Natural Selection," Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Expanded schedule starting June 1:
> "A Planet for Goldilocks," Tuesdays through Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m.
> "Natural Selection," Thursdays at 7 p.m.
The search for a planet like Earth -- one with temperatures, oceans and an atmosphere suitable for life has been a little like Goldilocks' search for a decent bowl of porridge: some are too hot, some are too cold, but some are "just right." "A Planet for Goldilocks" explores the techniques astronomers have used to find more than 2,000 tiny, dark worlds in orbit around distant stars -- some in the "Goldilocks" zone. As astronomers add exploration tools like the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, many more will undoubtedly be discovered. Total running time is 42 minutes. Following the screening, there will be updates on the current night sky. 
The schedule subject to change. For the more information about fulldome shows, astronomy and space science, visit the planetarium's website, or phone 402-472-2641.
The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History in Morrill Hall and Mueller Planetarium are south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Parking is free in front of the museum. 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, visit
Writer: Dana Ludvik, Public Relations Coordinator, NU State Museum, 402-472-3779