Mueller Planetarium
Touching the Universe

"Touching the Universe" is presented Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
There are no showings on Nebraska home football game Saturdays.

Running time of the full presentation is about 40 minutes.

Admission:
(All prices include Museum Admission)
Adults (19 yrs and over): $8.00, Children (5-18 yrs) $5.50
Young Children (4 and under) $2.50
Friends of the Museum Adults (with Membership Card): $2.50
Friends of the Museum Children: $2.00
Faculty, Staff and Students of UNL (with valid UNL ID): $3.00
AAM/ASTC Members(with member card): $3.00
Employees of Nebraska museums (with staff ID): $3.00
Tickets are sold at the front desk of the Museum

Explore the wonders of the universe through the camera lenses of three amateur astrophotographers located in the Midwest.



"Touching the Universe" showcases the work of amateur photographers Richard Johnson (Bemidji, Minn.), Taylor Chonis (Austin, Texas) and Martin Ratcliffe (Wichita, Kan.). Audiences will be immersed in huge projections of their images of planets, galaxies and nebulae on the fulldome. The show will be preceded by a short introduction to the current night sky and followed by a brief fulldome program about NASA's IBEX mission to explore the boundaries of the solar system.



This program was produced under a grant from the Nebraska NASA Spacegrant Consortium in connection with a display of astrophotography that is traveling the state of Nebraska as part of the International Year of Astronomy. Select photographs from the program will be on display inside the planetarium as audiences enter and exit the theater.