USF offering new planetarium shows during Three Rivers Festival

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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF offering new planetarium shows during Three Rivers Festival

(June 26, 2014) — The University of Saint Francis will offer six different public shows at the Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium for two weekends during Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival. The planetarium shows will be July 11-13 and July 18 and 19. Offerings will include the planetarium’s two newest shows and some of its most popular.

“The Explorers of Mauna Kea,” “The Planets” and “Aurora” for fifth-grade through adult audiences will be offered July 11-13. “A Solar System Adventure Tour” and “Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky” are family matinees for younger children and their adult friends the first weekend.

The second weekend features “The Planets” as the evening show and “Larry Cat in Space” for afternoon family matinees.

The following shows will be offered:

  • Friday, July 11, 7 p.m.— “Explorers of Polynesia” (fifth graders through adults)
  • Saturday, July 12, family matinee, 3:30 p.m.—”A Solar System Adventure Tour” (grades 3-4 and their adult friends); 7 p.m.—”The Planets”
  • Sunday, July 13, family matinee, 3:30 p.m.—”Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky” (pre-K through first grade and their adult friends); 7 p.m.—”Aurora”
  • Friday, July 18, family matinee, 3:30 p.m.—”Larry Cat in Space (grades 2-5 and adults);” 7 p.m.—”The Planets”
  • Saturday, July 19, family matinee, 3:30 p.m.—”Larry Cat in Space”

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children under 18 and $3 for senior citizens. The maximum charge is $14 per family. 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 planetarium is located on the campus of the University of Saint Francis. Please enter off the Leesburg Road entrance on the east side of campus. The planetarium is in Achatz Hall. More information is available under public programs at or (260) 399-7700, ext. 8211.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point on online. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

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