Friday Night Shows

July 13 - July 22 (7:00 - 800pm).  Includes ice cream social

The Friday Night Show highlights a special topic every 4-6 weeks. Shows last about an hour. Tickets are just $3 per person. Past Friday Night Shows are available here.

Our shows start promptly at 7:00pm, so please try to be here 15 – 20 minutes early to purchase tickets and find a good seat.


Journey to Jupiter

Wed, Thurs & Fri July 13-15 & 20-22
7 – 7:55pm   (Ice Cream Social at 6pm w/purchase of ticket)
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building
Tickets $5

Take a trip to Jupiter and discover the theories behind the creation of the giant. Learn about NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter and how it hopes to give us clues on not just how Jupiter formed, but the rest of the solar system as well. Audiences will also learn about prior missions to Jupiter including Galileo, and Voyager 1 & 2. At 6 pm, prior to each show, enjoy cosmic sundaes at an ice cream social with the purchase of a ticket. The journey happens on July 13-15 and July 20-22, 2016 from 7-8 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased one hour prior to each show.

Audiences are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the program. The show includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patters such as the Big Dipper, Cygnus, and less familiar ones such as the Northern Crown & Hercules.