Mueller Planetarium sets winter fulldome schedule
Released on 11/26/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, through Jan. 30, 2014
WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets
Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall has announced its winter schedule.
Two new shows have been added to Nebraska's first fulldome digital projection theater. Beginning Dec. 5, the schedule will feature a show on the impact of comets and asteroids on the Earth's surface and another exploring the deep sea.
The schedule through Jan. 30:
- Thursdays at 7 p.m. -- "Into the Deep" (32 min.)
- Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. -- "Firefall" (46 min.)
- Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. -- "Into the Deep"
"Firefall" explores the history of comets and asteroids shaping Earth's surface. Learn how these terrifying and majestic invaders from space are capable of both destruction and delivery of organic materials necessary for life. Following the screening, there will be updates on the current night sky.
"Into the Deep" ventures to the lowest point of the Mariana Trench in the South Pacific. Visitors will come face-to-face with rarely seen marine organisms like the bioluminescent frogfish while navigating the evolution of deep-sea diving vessels used to explore the ocean environment.
The schedule is subject to change. For more information about fulldome shows, visit the planetarium's website, http://www.spacelaser.com, 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 on the museum, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.
Writer: Mandy Haase, NU State Museum