Dr. Jose Mena-Werth
(308) 865-8283

Learn to see what’s visible in the night sky during the first spring semester planetarium show, “Night Sky Sampler,” being presented on Friday, Jan. 20 , in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Bruner Hall of Science.

Guest presenter Dan Glomski will begin the show at 7 p.m. The show is free and open to the public; however, any donation of dry or canned goods for the local food pantry will be accepted. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. An encore show will begin at 8 p.m. if there is an overflow in attendance.

“The show will give the audience a tour of the current night sky revealing the brightest stars, constellations and planets, as well as a few out-of-the-way places,” said Dr. Jose Mena-Werth, director of the UNK planetarium and professor of physics and physical science.

After the 30­-minute show, there will be a question and answer period.

Reservations are not available for public shows and children must be five years of age or older to attend. Also, no food or drinks are allowed inside the planetarium. Once a show has begun, no one will be admitted to the planetarium, and anyone who leaves during a show will not be re-admitted.

The “Night Sky Sampler,” show will also be presented Friday, Feb. 17; Friday, April 20; and Friday, May 11. The planetarium will also present “The Story of Winter” on Friday, Feb. 3; Friday, March 2; and Friday, April 6.

For more information, please contact the UNK Department of Physics and Physical Science Office at 308.865.8277 or visit the planetarium website at