The L.E. Phillips Planetarium at UW-Eau Claire has reopened for the 2013-14 school year.
Public shows at the planetarium begin at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for adults and children 12 and older. Shows for children ages 4-12 are presented at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Group shows and school field trips can be arranged.
The planetarium provides opportunities for visitors to learn about space, the solar system and stars in the night sky. Presenters will discuss sky motions, help visitors learn to identify constellations and answer questions about astronomy. Following are the shows scheduled for September through December:
September — Tuesdays: "More Than Meets the Eye"; Saturdays: "Stars in the Sky."October — Tuesdays: "Lifestyles of the Stars"; Saturdays (no public show Oct. 26): "Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket." November — Tuesdays: "Cultural Constellation Stories"; Saturdays (no show Nov. 30): "Cricket and Friends See a Comet."December — Tuesdays (Dec. 3 and 10 only) "The Stargazer"; Saturdays (Dec. 7 and 14 only): "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System."
Admission is $2 per person at the door. Visitors should arrive 10 minutes before shows begin.
The planetarium is located in L.E. Phillips Science Hall on UW-Eau Claire's lower campus. Free parking is available during evenings and weekends.
More information is available on the planetarium website or by calling 715-836-3148.