Enjoy an entertaining, educational and free exploration
of the night sky at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F.
Blocher Planetarium on Sunday afternoons this spring.
“Sky Quest” will be shown at the planetarium at 2 p.m. on
the Sundays of May 4, 11 and 18. The program is open to the public free of
Narrated by Roxann Dawson, who played B’Elanna Torres on
“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Sky Quest” is the journey of a girl who imagines trips
to Mars as a child and eventually becomes an astronomer. She shares telescopic
views of celestial objects and describes the night sky.
The planetarium doors open 30 minutes before the
scheduled program. Designed for a general audience, planetarium programs appeal
to all age groups. 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
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
The planetarium is located on the second floor of the
UWSP 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. More information is at www.uwsp.edu/physastr.