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Friday Night Show

2015 Schedule

Terrific Telescopes
(Jan 16 - Feb 27)

Spring Stars and their Myths
(March 27 - May 1)

Pluto Rocks!
(July 22-24 & July 29-31)

Science & Cinema
(Sept 4 - Oct 9)

Einstein's Last Prediction
(Nov 6 - Dec 11)

Archived Shows

Friday Night Show

Science & Cinema

Fridays, September 4 - October 9, 2015
7-7:55 p.m
Tickets: $3 each
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

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Science & Cinema reminisces about technology past scientists could only imagine and about what present scientists are dreaming of.  The show includes clips from movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Interstellar and more!  The program will run Friday nights at 7 to 7:55 p.m. from September 4 to October 9, 2015. Tickets are $3.

The program will explore technology featured in cinema that we take for granted today such as video calling, helping make communication with loves ones easier and ushering in new ways to teach and more.  Science & Cinema will also highlight three-dimensional printing, which is similar to the replicator from Star Trek and helping people live their lifes fuller such as providing prosthetic limbs to people of all ages.

The show, as always, includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia, but also other astronomical objects such as Pegasus and Cygnus, the swan. 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 $3 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!