Travel through the galaxy at the speed of
light at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
The show “Light Years from Andromeda” will be
offered at 2 p.m. Sundays, March 30, April 6, 13 and 27 (no show April 20). Open
to the public free of charge, the show follows a beam of light on its journey
from the Andromeda galaxy across space toward Earth, as the centuries go by on
Earth and its people speculate about the universe.
On Monday evenings, the “Night Sky” program
is offered at 8 p.m. in the planetarium to look in detail at objects in the
current night sky. However, actual sky viewings will not be held while the
Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory is being upgraded.
The planetarium is located on the second
floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building at the corner of Reserve Street
and Fourth Avenue. Parking is available in Lot X near the building entrance,
and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends. For more
information, go to www.uwsp.edu/physastr.
Seating is first come, first served for up to
60 people. Groups of 15 or more may schedule a special showing of any
planetarium program by calling 715-346-2208. There is a cost of $15 per group
for these presentations.