For the City Times
Get up close and personal with the night sky as shows resume this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.
“More Than Meets the Eye” will be presented Sundays at 2 PM Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4, 11 and 18. Free and open the public, the show takes a deeper look at how objects of the night sky appear when seen through a telescope or binoculars during a night of observing, compared to observatory photos and spacecraft views.
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 PM Monday through Wednesday evenings 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.