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UW-Stevens Point planetarium offers summer programs

May 23, 2022
Sunstruck planetarium program
UW-Stevens Point will offer planetarium shows on Mondays and Wednesdays this summer, including “Sunstruck” on Monday, June 6.

Journey to a few cool planets and stars this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.

Shows for all ages will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., with special programs for younger children and families on select Mondays at 6:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. Face coverings are encouraged.

The schedule for May and June planetarium shows includes:

  • Monday, May 30 – “Moles, What is Out There?” (6:30 p.m.); “Mars Quest”
  • Wednesday, June 1 – “Habitat Earth”
  • Monday, June 6 – “Sunstruck”
  • Wednesday, June 8 – “Into the Deep”
  • Monday, June 13 – One World, One Sky” (6:30 p.m.); “Seeing! A Photon’s Journey across Space, Time and Mind”
  • Wednesday, June 15 – “Chronicle of a Journey to Earth”
  • Monday, June 20 – “The Cowboy Astronomer”
  • Wednesday, June 22 – “Einstein’s Gravity”
  • Monday, June 27 – “Larry, Cat in Space” (6:30 p.m.); “Travelers of Light”
  • Wednesday, June 29 – “Rising Star – A South African Astronomy Journey”

Planetarium seating is first come, first served for up to 55 people. Groups of eight or more may schedule a special showing of any planetarium program by calling 715-346-2208 or completing an online request form. There is a cost of $35 per group for these presentations.

The planetarium is located on the second and fourth 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 in the fall.

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