USF offering second weekend of planetarium shows during Three Rivers Festival

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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF offering second weekend of planetarium shows during Three Rivers Festival

The Edwin Clark Schouweiler Planetarium at the University of Saint Francis will offer three public shows during the final weekend of Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival.

Friday, July 20:

3:30 p.m. family matinee—”Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky” (appropriate for pre-K thru first grade and their adult friends)

7 p.m. “Aurora” (appropriate for fifth graders through adults)

“Aurora” reveals the secrets of the northern and southern lights as an unraveling historical mystery voyage of scientific discovery. Viewers will experience the Aurora Borealis and discover the forces of nature that create the aurora.

Saturday, July 21:

3:30 p.m. family matinee—”A Solar System Adventure Tour” (appropriate for grades 2-4 and their adult friends)

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children under 18 and $3 for senior citizens. The maximum charge is $14 per family (two adults and dependent children).

An additional $1 discount will be given to Fort Wayne Astronomical Society members and visitors with Three Rivers Festival buttons. Purchase tickets at the door.


The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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