UW-Stevens Point planetarium offers July programs June 26, 2023 The planetarium show “Sky Tellers” will be offered for youth and families on Monday, July 10, with a pre-show story time at 5:30 p.m. This is part of a schedule of free planetarium programs offered through UW-Stevens Point this July. 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. Learn more at www.uwsp.edu/smcpa/school-of-mathematics-computing-physics-and-astronomy/blocher-planetarium/.