UW-Stevens Point planetarium offers July programs
FOR THE GAZETTE
STEVENS POINT — Learn the secrets of the universe this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.
Shows for all ages will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Special youth-focused programs will be offered on select Wednesdays with story time at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated and help continue these programs.
The schedule for July planetarium shows includes:
Monday, July 3 – “Two Small Pieces of Glass”
Wednesday, July 5 – “The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret”
Monday, July 10 – “Sky Tellers” (5:30 p.m. story time, 6 p.m. show), “Living Worlds” (7 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 12 – “The Hot and Energetic Universe”
Monday, July 17 – “Earth, Moon and Sun”
Wednesday, July 19 – “Forward! To the Moon!”
Planetarium seating is first come, first served for up to 55 people. Doors open 20-30 minutes before showtime. Groups of eight or more may schedule a special showing of any planetarium program through Friday, July 21, by calling 715-346-2120 or completing an online request form. There is a cost of $35 per group for these presentations.
The planetarium is located on the second floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building, 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is available in Lot D behind the building and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m.
The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory is closed for the summer and will reopen for viewings in mid-September.