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

It may be spring, but those who attend the planetarium show, “The Story of Winter,” on Friday, April 6, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Bruner Hall of Science will discover the tales of foolishness and bravery of the six winter constellations.

The show will be presented by Dr. Jose Mena-Werth, UNK planetarium director and professor of physics and physical science, in the fully accessible 60-seat public science theatre.

“Please join us for a bedtime story that has been firing our imagination for thousands of years,” Dr. Mena-Werth said.

“The UNK planetarium is currently the most modern planetarium between Chicago and Phoenix,” he said. “Each of the 6,000 stars is individually projected on the dome with fiber-optic technology.”

The show is free and open to the public; however, any donation of dry or canned goods, especially canned fruit, for UNK Campus Kitchens 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.

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 planetarium will also present “Night Sky Sampler” on Friday, April 20, and Friday, May 11.

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