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Jan 15, 2012 
UWM Planetarium presents Odyssey Under the Stars
Odyssey Under the Stars

Odyssey Under the Stars showcases one of the Greek’s most epic tales, the Odyssey. This special show hosted by the UWM Manfred-Olson Planetarium will be held on January 13, 14, 20, and 21. Friday shows will be at 7 p.m.; Saturday’s show times will be 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

This unique program celebrates a collaboration between Robin Mello of the UWM Theater Department and Jean Creighton, director of the UWM Planetarium. Audiences will enjoy this captivating look at the classic legend as the Odyssey’s characters are connected to the beautiful night sky. During Odyssey Under the Stars rich narratives, music, and poetry will tie seamlessly to scientific presentation. This interactive performance will entertain visitors of all ages. 

A 10-minute Q&A session will follow the show. Those interested in attending the event can obtain additional information about parking and directions at the UWM Planetarium’s website, planetarium.uwm.edu. Please note the UWM Planetarium is wheelchair accessible and these shows are not recommended for children under the age of five. The planetarium is open to the public and general admission is $2.

About the UWM Planetarium: The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is located on 1900 East Kenwood Boulevard in the Physics building on the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Cramer Street. As a center for astronomy education and appreciation with over 10,000 visitors annually, a variety of programs are available for the general public including AstroBreak and Friday Night Shows, as well as stargazing on select evenings throughout the year. School and private group visits are also available. Please see our website for details on all our programs.

 
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