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Friday Night Show

2014-15 Schedule

A night in Greece
April 4 to May 9)

How to be an Astronaut
(June 20 to July 18)*
*no show July 4

The Red Planet
(Sept 12 to Oct 24)

Constellations of the Zodiac
(Nov 7 to Dec 12)

Terrific Telescopes
(2015 Jan to Feb)

Spring stars and their myths
(April to May)

Archived Shows

Friday Night Show

The Friday Night Show highlights a special topic every 4-6 weeks.  Shows last about an hour.  Tickets are just $2 per person.  Click the links below for the current show, and the future show. 

Colorful Nebula

Fridays, January 17- March 7, 2014
7-7:55 p.m.
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Colorful Nebula will give guests the chance to learn about the beautiful clouds in space known as nebulae.  Nebulae are connected to star's life and can give insight on a star's history.  Guests will also get a better understanding of why nebulae are so colorful in pictures.  Famous nebulae such as the Eagle, Horsehead and the Cat's Eye will be featured in the program.


A night in Greece

Fridays, April 4- May 9, 2014
7-7:55 p.m.
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

a night in Greece will take audiences on a tour of Greece, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Guests will enjoy seeing beautiful Greek landscapes and tasting Greece's unique food.  Audiences can look forward to Jean Creighton, a native of Greece, sharing her favorite landmarks, music, and myths of Greece.  To top the show off, audiences will take in the Athens night sky, and identify constellations.  Free Greek finger foods will provided courtesy of Gyro Palace.