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Fleischmann Planetarium Hosts Fulldome Planetarium shows

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Apr 9, 2014 - Apr 9, 2014

Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts several breathtaking immersive theater experiences this spring, playing through March 27, 2014. As a science education resource, many of the Planetarium's entertaining shows also correlate with Nevada Department of Education Science Standards. Fulldome planetarium shows are open to all ages. For show details, admission, program and membership information, call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu .

Spring 2014 lineup of shows plays through June 6:

In a double-feature fulldome planetarium experience, DARK explores the nature of dark matter — the missing 80 percent of the mass of the Universe — where it came from and how it has evolved over billions of years. PLUS! The accompanying show It’s About Time takes audiences for a thrilling ride on the Arthur C. Clarke Space Elevator and for a fascinating look at the history of our universe through the Einstein Time Telescope!
Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; plus additional showings at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over ~ and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .
In another of this season’s double-feature fulldome planetarium experiences, Back to the Moon for Good chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. PLUS! The accompanying show Ice Worlds is a spectacular exploration of Arctic icebergs, glaciers, Antarctic wilderness and more!
Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over ~ and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .

Greetings, Earthlings! Imagine the ultimate space vacation! For space travelers of all ages, our Family Show: Perfect Little Planet searches the galaxy to find the best destinations, taking us over Pluto, through the rings of Saturn, across the storms of Jupiter and much more. For children in grades K-3 but fun for all ages. 
Planetarium showtimes: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11 a.m.
Admission:
$7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over ~ and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .

With amazing sound effects by George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound, the Starship Intrepid travels through hyperspace in our Family Show: Attack of the Space Pirates, where you and its crew will put real science into science fiction and solve numerous challenges along the way. Find an alien technology and defend against the space pirates! 
Planetarium showtimes: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at noon
Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over ~ and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .

Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s legendary rock masterpiece, is presented in a stunning fulldome music and light show by Starlight Productions with amazing HD animation and mind-blowing surround sound! Please note: mature lyrics/themes.
Planetarium showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over ~ and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .

What’s happening in the night skies this month? The Live SkyTonight Star Show with staff and guest astronomers at Fleischmann Planetarium answers that question in an informal and entertaining immersive multimedia presentation aided by our state-of-the-art planetarium equipment. We'll view current astronomical objects and events in spectacular detail! The show at the Planetarium on campus is followed by free telescope viewing (weather permitting) at the MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus in south Reno.
Planetarium showtimes: First Friday of each month at 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over ~ and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .

Weekly Star Party at Redfield Campus! The Fleischmann Planetarium now hosts FREE telescope viewing EVERY Friday, after dark (weather permitting) at the MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus at 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511 (in south Reno off the Mount Rose Highway). Please note, this is an outdoor event with no indoor facilities available.
Weekly viewing schedule at Redfield: Every Friday after dark, weather permitting, through May, 8-10 p.m.; June-August, 9-11 p.m.
Admission
: Telescope viewing and parking at Redfield Campus are FREE for all community members. Call (775) 784-4812 for details or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu .
Fleischmann Planetarium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus is located north of Lawlor Events Center on Virginia and 16th streets. Free permit parking is available in designated spaces in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3, just east of the Planetarium. For more information about tickets and showtimes, call (775) 784-4811 or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu . Find the Planetarium on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fleischmannplanetarium and on Twitter @UNRplanetarium: twitter.com/UNRplanetarium .

Fleischmann Planetarium is open every day; hours change seasonally. Spring 2014 hours are: Monday-Thursday, noon-7 p.m.; Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Holiday hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m., April 7-11 and May 26. Admission is free to the Planetarium museum exhibits and Science Store. Special packages are available for school field trips and other groups.

For tickets, showtimes and membership information, call (775) 784-4811 or visit: www.planetarium.unr.edu .

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