Dr. Jose Mena-Werth
Nebraska’s newest planetarium will present “Planetarium on Parade,” Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Bruner Hall of Science.
The show, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and last approximately 35 minutes. A $600,000 NASA grant helped fund the new planetarium, which is one of the most advanced theaters in the Great Plains. According to Dr. Jose Mena-Werth, planetarium director, the planetarium features a state-of-the-art projector, the Zeiss Skymaster ZKP4.
“Each of the six thousand stars is individually projected on the dome with fiber-optic technology,” he said. “The space and time functions of the projector are completely computer controlled. We can navigate to any place in the world and any date in the past or future with the push of a button.”
Although the presentation takes place over the lunch hour, no food or drink is allowed inside the planetarium. Also, no one will be admitted to the presentation once the show has begun. Seating will be one a first-come, first-served basis.
Free evening shows of “Planetarium on Parade” will also take place beginning in January. For more information, contact Kristie Mosher at 308.865.8277 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org