USF Planetarium announces Three Rivers Festival shows


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Planetarium Announces Three Rivers Festival Shows

(July 8, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis will offer the following public programs at the Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium for the two weekends during Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival.


Friday, July 10:
7 p.m. – “The StarGazer” (5th grade-adult)

Saturday, July 11:
3:30 p.m. – Family Matinee “Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky”
(Less than 60 minutes, PreK-1st grade with accompanying adults)

7 p.m. – “The Planets” (5th grade-adult)

Sunday, July 12:
3:30 p.m. – Family Matinee “Larry Cat in Space”
(Less than 75 minutes, K-4th grade with accompanying adults)

7 p.m. – “Explorers of Mauna Kea” (5th grade-adult)

Friday, July 17:
3:30 p.m. – Family Matinee “Larry Cat in Space”
(Less than 75 minutes, K-4th grade with accompanying adults)

7 p.m. – “The Planets” (5th grade-adult)

Saturday, July 18:
3:30 p.m. – Family Matinee “A Solar System Adventure Tour”
(2nd-4th grade with accompanying adults)


All programs consist of a multimedia show and a staff-led tour of the July night sky. Except as noted all programs are 90 minutes. Early arrivals following ticket purchase will be seated in the Gunderson Auditorium for an informal pre-show. All Three Rivers Festival planetarium pre-shows will include an update with images from the New Horizons spacecraft, which flies by Dwarf Planet Pluto on July 14.

Admission is $4 for adults, and $3 for senior citizens and children under 18. 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. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

The USF Schouweiler Planetarium is located in the Achatz Hall of Science on the University of Saint Francis campus off Leesburg Road. More information may be found on the USF Schouweiler Planetarium website at or by calling 260-399-7700, ext. 8404.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF 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 curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.


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