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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 to Dec 12)

Terrific Telescopes
(Jan 16 to Feb 27)

Spring stars and their myths
(March 27 to May 1)

Archived Shows

Friday Night Show

Spring Stars and their Myths

Fridays, March 27 - May 1, 2015
7-7:55 p.m
Tickets: $3 each
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Spring Stars and their Myths will reveal the rich Greek myths that are associated with many of the spring constellations such as Hercules, Virgo and Leo. Not only will the constellations’ myths be told, but also guests will learn where to look in the night sky for their constellations. Shows will run every Friday night at 7 to 7:55 p.m. from March 27 to May 1, 2015. Tickets are $3.

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 spring night sky.

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 beautiful 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 $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!


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