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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

Fall Stars and their Myths

Fridays, November 1- December 13, 2013
7-7:55 p.m.
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Fall Stars and their Myths will reveal the rich Greek myths that are associated with many of the Fall Constellations such as Pegasus and Cassiopeia. Not only will the constellations be covered, but audiences will also look into the nearby Andromeda galaxy, nebulae and star clusters. Shows will run every Friday night at 7 to 7:55 p.m. from November 1 to December 13, 2013.

This show will help guests better remember the constellations by having a story to associate with them. As Director Jean Creighton had grown up in Greece, she truly enjoys sharing these myths about the stars with her audience because they come away with a story and new knowledge of the Fall night sky.

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!

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