Allen F. Blocher Planetarium

Public Programs

  • These programs are free of charge.
  • The doors will open 20 minutes before the shows. 
The Planetarium will reopen on
January 24th, 2016
Spring SHOWS 
The Night Skies of the Winter/SpringMonday at 8 p.m.

SHOWDATES: January 25
                     February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29        
                     March 7, 14, 28                      (No show on March 21 - Spring Break)
                     April 11, 18, 25                       (No show on April 4 - Laser Shows)
                     May 2, 9
Showtimes at 20:00 (8 p.m.)

As the seasons change, so does our view of the night sky.
This show takes an in depth look at the stars, planets and constellations of the current night sky.

If the skies are clear following this planetarium program we open the Arthur J. Pejsa observatory to allow visitors an opportunity to view objects in the real night sky.
JOURNEY TO THE STARS - Sunday at 2 p.m.
SHOWDATES: January 24, 31
                     February 7, 14, 21, 28
                     March 6, 13                      (No shows on March 20, 27 - Spring Break) 
Did you ever wonder what types of objects make up our vastly large universe? Or how some things you see in the night sky could be explained? If so, this show is for you. We will take a look at how astronomers study the heavens, mainly with the use of different kinds of telescopes. Using these huge light collectors, they have been able to see heavenly objects that inspire wonder and delight. Throughout the show, we will take a survey of the known universe. We answer several important questions such as, “How big is our solar system? How big is the universe? What are stars like? Where are the other galaxies located?” Naturally we see things like shooting stars and the northern lights and we also see our satellites going around. The show concludes with a look at humankind’s future in space.
HUBBLE VISION - Sunday at 2 p.m.
SHOWDATES: April 3, 10, 17, 24
                     May 1, 8
Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided incredible images in unprecedented detail to astronomers, and made an astonishing array of discoveries – from nearby objects in the solar system to the most distant galaxies at the limits of the observable universe. In this production, major themes in current astronomy and cosmology are presented. This show looks at views of the planets, peeks into stellar nurseries and shows visions of stellar death in its many forms. Hubble has explored star clusters and galaxies as well as views of the universe when the earliest galaxies first shone. Join us in viewing the universe through the unblinking eye of one of the world’s premier telescopes.
March 30 – April 2 & April 6 – 9
Times: 8, 9, and 10 p.m.
Tickets are available only at the door beginning at 7:30 p.m. on
show days and are valid for that day only.
Admission Prices
(tax included):   Adults  $5  
                           Students  $4  
       UWSP Students with current ID $3
Schedule of the musical selections:
              (W) Mar. 30 – Laser Led Zeppelin
              (Th) Mar. 31 – Laser Metallica
              (F)  Apr. 1 – Laser Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
              (Sa) Apr. 2 – Laser Pink Floyd – The Wall
(W) Apr. 6 – Laser U2
(Th) Apr. 7 – Laser Beatles
(F) Apr. 8 – Laser Pink Floyd – The Wall
(Sa) Apr. 9 – Laser Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon