Tickets now available online, please register with link below

January 17 – Understanding Other Worlds
By Dr. Adam Jensen (UNK - Astronomy)

The last three decades have seen an incredible increase in scientists' knowledge of planets around other stars, also known as exoplanets. Come learn about the thousands of exoplanets that have been detected in this time, the billions of exoplanets that are thought to exist in just our own Milky Way Galaxy, and how scientists can analyze their sizes, atmospheres, composition, and more even when they often cannot be directly seen.

The UNK planetarium shows are free and open to the public. Tickets are available through the link below. The shows are approximately 30-45 minutes, and may feature a tour of the current evening sky and/or a segment highlighting a particular topic of interest. All shows start at 7:00 PM.  We graciously accept any donation of dry or canned goods for a local food pantry.

  1.  Only children 5 years and older will be admitted to public shows.   
  2.  We do not accept advance reservations for public shows. 
  3.  No food or drinks are allowed inside the planetarium. 
  4.  Cell phones should be off during a show and not used in any way. 
  5.  You will not be admitted once a show has started. 
  6.  You will not be readmitted if you leave during the show. 

We provide free educational shows to school groups and private organizations (minimum of 20 guests) during the Fall and Spring semesters. If interested, Request a Planetarium Show.