For the City Times
Discover secrets of the stars in the sky in a show at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.
“Stargazer” will be offered at 2 PM Sunday, May 3, 10 and 17. Open to the public and free of charge, the show is hosted in part by Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura in the original “Star Trek” series. Look at the life cycle of stars and what astronomers have learned by studying the light from those stars.
On Monday evenings, the “Night Sky” program is offered at 8 p.m. in the planetarium to look in detail at objects in the current night sky. The recently upgraded Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory telescope is open for free viewings from 8-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday if the skies are clear.
Planetarium seating is first come, first served for up to 60 people. Groups of 15 or more may schedule a special showing of any planetarium program by calling 715-346-2208. There is a cost of $25 per group for these presentations.
The planetarium and observatory are located on the second and fourth floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building at the corner of Reserve Street and Fourth Avenue.
Parking is available in Lot X near the building entrance, and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends. For more information, go to www.uwsp.edu/physastr.