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Fleischmann Planetarium hosts lineup of feature films

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UNR logoFleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts several breathtaking immersive theater experiences during the holiday season, through Jan. 6, 2013. Films and star shows are open to the community; admission is FREE for Planetarium members. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> for program and membership details.

Holiday season lineup plays through Jan. 6, 2013:

Solar Max, the popular SkyDome 8/70 large-format feature film, returns to transport audiences to the awesome vastness and mysterious power of our closest star as never before. Director/producer John Weiley dazzles viewers with thought-provoking concepts and jaw-dropping footage of the Earth’s sun captured from international sites including the European Space Agency/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; plus additional showings Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Tickets: FREE for Planetarium members or $7 adult/$5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over. Museum admission is free for all. A discount may be available for the second show in a daily double feature. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Impact: Earth and Universe, a special two-film showing, includes the full-dome digital planetarium show Impact: Earth, by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, all about meteors, asteroids and comets, oh my! Learn from recent NASA explorations how asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, how ground-penetrating radar finds meteorites embedded in the Earth, and how these fascinating sky fliers can pose potential dangers to life on our planet. The accompanying show Universe presents a vision of the sky through the ages, and more recently through the eyes of science, including ancient sites where our ancestors built great structures with special astronomical significance.
Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 2 and 4 p.m.; plus additional showings Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 12 noon
Tickets: FREE for Planetarium members or $7 adult/$5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over. Museum admission is free for all. A discount may be available for the second show in a daily double feature. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Season of Light, a full-dome digital planetarium show by Loch Ness Productions, celebrates many of the world’s holiday customs and explores how diverse cultures light up the season. The show is narrated by National Public Radio’s Noah Adams.
Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 6 p.m.
Tickets: FREE for Planetarium members or $7 adult/$5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over. Museum admission is free for all. A discount may be available for the second show in a daily double feature. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s legendary rock masterpiece, is presented in a full-dome music and light show by Starlight Productions with stunning HD animation and mind-blowing surround sound! Please note: mature lyrics/themes.
Planetarium showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Tickets: FREE for Planetarium members or $7 adult/$5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over. Museum admission is free for all. A discount may be available for the second show in a daily double feature. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Greetings, Earthlings! Imagine the ultimate space vacation! For space travelers of all ages, Perfect Little Planet, a full-dome digital star show by Clark Planetarium Productions, offers a search of the galaxy to find the best destinations. You’ll travel over Pluto, through the rings of Saturn, across the storms of Jupiter, and much more, to get a close up look at them all.
Planetarium showtimes: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11 a.m., family matinee
Tickets: FREE for Planetarium members or $7 adult/$5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over. Museum admission is free for all. A discount may be available for the second show in a daily double feature. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

What’s happening in the sky tonight? Live SkyTonight Star Talk at the Fleischmann Planetarium answers that question in an informal and entertaining immersive multimedia presentation aided by state-of-the-art technology. The talk at the Planetarium on campus is followed by free telescope viewing (weather permitting) at the MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus in south Reno, assisted by the Astronomical Society of Nevada.
Planetarium showtimes: First Friday of each month at 6 p.m.
Tickets: FREE for Planetarium members or $7 adult/$5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

NEW telescope viewing schedule 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, assisted by the Astronomical Society of Nevada. Parking is free at the Redfield Campus.
Location: MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511 (in south Reno off the Mount Rose Highway)
Weekly viewing schedule: Fridays after dark, weather permitting (viewing times change seasonally; call for current schedule)
Tickets: FREE for all community members. Call (775) 784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is located north of Lawlor Events Center on Virginia and 16th streets, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. 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 http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is open every day; hours change seasonally. Winter 2012 hours are: Monday-Thursday, Noon-7 p.m.; Friday, Noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Closing early at 3 p.m., Dec. 24 and Dec. 31; and closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Holiday hours in effect, Dec. 26-Jan. 4.) 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: http://www.planetarium.unr.edu<http://www.planetarium.unr.edu/> .

Built in 1964, the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus was the first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies, and is currently one of the first of a handful of planetariums around the world to utilize the Spitz SciDome digital projector, a high-resolution, state-of-the-art immersive visualization tool. The projector is also adaptable to a number of disciplines and uses, supporting collaborations among the planetarium, other University departments and programs, and community organizations. The planetarium’s uniquely shaped building was designed by famed Reno architect Ray Hellman and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Fleischmann Planetarium serves more than 40,000 visitors a year, including hundreds of school field trips that introduce students, K-12, to the wonders of the universe.

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