Friday Night Shows

Nightmares in the Sky | Fridays Sept 9th - Oct 14th

The Friday Night Show highlights a special topic every 4-6 weeks. Shows last about an hour. Tickets are just $4 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.


Nightmares in the Sky

Fridays, September 9th – October 14th
7 – 7:55pm for spooky show and 8:15 – 9:15pm for very spooky show
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building
Tickets $4

The fall sky gives us a chance to tell the dark and wondrous stories about the infamous creatures of Greek mythology and the heroes that defeated them. Hosted by Director Jean Creighton, enjoy a night filled with the stories of Medusa, Perseus and more along with their places in the sky. This show will run every Friday night from September 9 through October 14, 2016. Times will be 7-7:55pm for the spooky show and from 8:15-9:10pm for a very spooky show (16+). The audience is encouraged to ask questions they have at the end of the program.

After learning about all the terrors of Greek mythology in the night sky, search for them in the indoor stargazing portion of our show. Find different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Perseus, and Hydra. First see the stars as you would right here in Milwaukee, then leave the city light pollution and see the stars as they are meant to out in the country. Guests are always encouraged to ask any questions they have at the end of the program.