University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Jean Creighton, Director
Physics Building 150
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211


Summer Stars and Myths

Summer Stars and Myths

Friday Night Show
July 13-August 10, 2012
7:00-8:00 pm

During Summer Stars & Their Myths, the audience will learn the tale of Hercules and see how his heroic stories connect to summer constellations. According to Greek mythology, Hercules was challenged to perform twelve labors including battling the famous lion of Nemea, the multi-headed monster Hydra, and a fierce guardian dragon among others. After learning the myths, audience members will have a chance to find the constellations in the city and country sky projected on the dome. Summer Stars & their Myths is the planetarium's only Friday Night Show program during the summer season. Visitors will leave prepared to stargaze on warm summer nights.