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UW-Stevens Point planetarium offers programs in July

June 30, 2022
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UW-Stevens Point will offer planetarium shows on Mondays and Wednesdays this summer, including “Back to the Moon for Good” on Monday, July 18.

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 Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., with special youth-focused programs 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 July planetarium shows includes:

  • Wednesday, July 6 – “Phantom of the Universe”
  • Monday, July 11 – “Sky Quest” (6:30 p.m.); “Exoplanets – Discovering New Worlds” (7:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 13 – “The Hot and Energetic Universe”
  • Monday, July 18 – “Back to the Moon for Good”
  • Wednesday, July 20 – “The Sun, Our Living Star”

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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