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

The Bruner Hall of Science planetarium at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will present the Night Sky Sampler at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.

The show is free and open to the public. However, any donation of dry or canned goods for a local food pantry will be accepted. Tickets are free and will be handed out at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

The show will give the audience a tour of the current night sky, highlighting bright stars, constellations, planets and other points of interest. Each show will have an associated theme that connects the sights together, making them easier for the audience to remember and find on their own.

UNK planetarium shows regularly take place at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. An encore show will begin at 8 p.m. if there is an overflow of attendance for the first show.

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 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 UNK Department of Physics and Physical Science will also present educational shows to school groups and private organizations at no charge during the fall and spring semesters at UNK. For more information, contact the UNK Department of Physics and Physical Science office at 308.865.8277, or visit the planetarium website at