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Friday Night Show

2013-14 Schedule

Shooting Stars
Sep 6 - Sept 27)

Fall Constellations
(Nov 1 to Dec 13)

Colorful Nebulae
(Jan 17 to March 7)

A night in greece
(April 4 to May 9)

Archived Shows

Friday Night 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.  Shows will run every Friday night at 7 to 7:55 p.m. from January 17 to March 7, 2014.

The show, as always, includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper but also other astronomical objects such as the beautiful Andromeda galaxy, nebulae and star clusters. Guests will be able to ask questions at the end of the program.

First time at the planetarium?

Here's what you need to know! The UWM Planetarium is both wheelchair accessible and family friendly; however, shows are not recommended for children under the age of five due to the darkness of the room.

Tickets go on sale in the Physics building lobby about half an hour prior to the shows. Admission is $2 per person. Please bring singles! We do not accept credit cards.
Please arrive early to ensure seating; tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The doors will be locked upon commencement of the program.

For more information on how to find us, please see Directions & Parking.  

For more information, call 414-229-4961 or email 

We look forward to exploring the cosmos with you!

Colorful Nebula Flier