UW-Stevens Point Planetarium, Observatory, and Young Scientist Programs: March

STEVENS POINT – Explore the stars and planets in March at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Shows are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. Face coverings are required indoors at UW-Stevens Point.

The Monthly Planetarium Program for Junior Scientists (K-3) will be held from 3:30-4 p.m. on March 13 in conjunction with the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History. In “Moles – What’s Out There”, youngsters will learn about astronomy with Plato, a young mole, in this lively story about discovering the world around us. Learn more at www.uwsp.edu/cols-ap/museum/Pages/Events.aspx.

Mars Planetarium shows for all ages are offered at 2 p.m. on Sundays:

  • March 6: “The Ghost of the Universe – The Search for Dark Matter” – Learn about the discovery of dark matter, including a look at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
  • March 13: “Life, a Cosmic Story” – Explore living organisms on Earth and the origins of the Milky Way.

Planetarium seating is first come, first served for a maximum of 55 people. Groups of eight or more can schedule a special screening of any planetarium program by calling 715-346-2208 or filling out an online request form. There is a cost of $35 per group for these presentations.

The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory Telescope is open to the public free of charge from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evening. Tours will only take place if the sky is clear and the temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

The planetarium and observatory are on the second and fourth floors of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building, 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is available in Lot D behind the building and is free in all university grounds after 7 p.m. and on weekends.

Learn more at www.uwsp.edu/physastr/plan_obs/Pages/default.aspx.

Arline J. Mercier