In addition to our tour of the current evening sky, each month’s public show features a 10 to 15-minute segment highlighting a particular topic of interest. The segments for fall 2015 planetarium shows are as follows:
January 23 - Orion the Mighty
The new year opens with the night sky's brightest constellation dominating the night sky. Orion the Hunter offers many wondrous sights regardless of whether you view it with a powerful telescope or simply the unaided eye.
February 13 - Jupiter: King of the Planets
A bright display of the “northern lights” is an awe-inspiring spectacle. And you don’t have to travel to Alaska or Canada to see them! We’ll describe the hows, wheres and whens of the aurora and show pictures and video of northern lights displays taken from Nebraska.
March 13 - The Roar of Leo
April 10 - Let the Dipper Be Your Guide
May 8 - Our Star the Sun
All shows start at 7:00 PM (Except May Show which will begin at 6:00) Tickets are free and will be handed out at the door on a first come basis (one ticket per person). All shows are free-of-charge, however, we will graciously accept any donation of dry or canned goods for a local food pantry.
We provide free educational shows to school groups and private organizations (minimum of 20 guests) during the Fall and Spring semesters at University of Nebraska at Kearney. Please contact the department office to schedule a show. The phone number is 308.865.8277.