The UWSP Planetarium. (Contributed)

Three shows remain in July at UWSP Planetarium

Metro Wire Staff

Stevens Point — This summer, explore the cosmos at the UW-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.

The planetarium will host free shows at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout July. While events are open to the public, donations are welcome to support ongoing programs.

Show Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 10: “The Hot and Energetic Universe” – View real-life images of astronomical phenomena such as supermassive black holes and supernovas, and learn how these spectacular events occur.
  • Monday, July 15: “IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System” – Join scientists investigating the boundary between our solar system and the rest of the galaxy.
  • Wednesday, July 17: “Forward! To the Moon!” – Kari Byron from “MythBusters” and “Crash Test World” discusses NASA’s 21st-century space endeavors and future plans for lunar exploration.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 55 people. Groups of eight or more can arrange special showings by calling 715-346-2208 or completing an online request form. Fees apply for these private sessions.

The planetarium is located on the second floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building at 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends, with Lot D conveniently situated behind the building.

The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory will be closed for the summer and is scheduled to reopen in mid-September.

For more information, visit UW-Stevens Point Planetarium.