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Summer schedule announced at Planetarium at UT Arlington

News Release — 29 May 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Teresa Newton, (817) 272-7078, teresa.newton@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - The Planetarium at The University of Texas at Arlington brings several of popular programs to its summer schedule.

Summer shows include:

  • Texas Stargazing is a one-hour, live tour of the Texas sky.
  • Bad Astronomy looks at the myths and misconceptions in astronomy and sets the record straight.
  • Black Holes shows how mammoth stars make a black hole and where they migh lead.
  • The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket is a solar system program for children.
  • Stars of the Pharoahs shows the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and how science was used to tell time, make a calendar and align huge buildings.
  • Stars at Night are Big and Bright provides a little bit of everything: planets, stars and galaxies.
  • The Sunday matinee features a different Planetarium show each week.
  • Weekly $2 movies are listed on the Planetarium Web site.

The Planetarium's summer schedule is:

Mondays

  • 1 p.m., Texas Stargazing in the historic Roundhouse Planetarium

Tuesdays

  • 2 p.m., Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 7 p.m., Stars of the Pharaohs

Wednesdays

  • 2 p.m., Stars at Night are Big and Bright
  • 6 p.m., $2 movie

Thursdays

  • 2 p.m., Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 7 p.m., Black Holes

Fridays

  • 2 p.m., Stars at Night are Big and Bright
  • 6 p.m., $2 movie

Saturdays

  • 1 p.m., Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 2:30 p.m., $2 movie
  • 6 p.m., Black Holes
  • 7 p.m., Stars of the Pharaohs

Sundays

  • Noon, Matinee
  • 1 p.m., Black Holes
  • 2:30 p.m., Bad Astronomy
  • 3:30 p.m., Stars of the Pharaohs

The Planetarium at UT Arlington is located at 700 Planetarium Place. The Roundhouse is on the south side of Preston Hall, which is slightly northwest of the Planetarium.

The Planetarium Web site, www.utaplanetarium.com, includes the schedule, prices and the week's movie and matinee. The recorded show line is 817-272-0123.

Call 817-272-1183 for tickets.

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