Enjoy an entertaining, educational and free exploration of the night sky at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium on Sunday afternoons this winter.
A new planetarium show, “The Endless Horizon,” features narration by Patrick Stewart of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and will be shown at 2 p.m. on the Sundays of February 3, 10, 17 and 24, and March 3, 10 and 17. The program is open to the public free of charge.
The show will explore the unique relationship between scientific discovery and advances in science theory, technology and our concept of the universe. From the 1500s to today, discover how devices were created that influenced the course of history and unlocked the secrets of the solar system.
The planetarium doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled program. Designed for a general audience, planetarium programs appeal to all age groups. 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 $15 per group for these presentations.
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. An optional observatory visit for sky viewing through the telescope may follow if skies are clear. The planetarium will be closed March 22-31.
The planetarium is located on the second 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 weekends.