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‘First Mondays Under the Dome’ begins

October 2, 2014

“First Mondays Under the Dome,” a series of planetarium presentations about astronomy topics, will be offered the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at UW-River Falls. The presentations are free, open to the public and suitable for all ages.

The presentations are about 30 minutes long and are held in the UWRF planetarium located in 201 Ag Science. Seating is limited to 50. The series for this opening year will concentrate on astronomy topics but in subsequent years will be expanded to other disciplines.

Dates and topics for the 2014-15 academic year are:

  • Oct. 6 — Constellations: Fall and Winter.
  • Nov. 3 — Planets.
  • Dec. 1 — Constellations: Circumpolar and Zodiac.
  • Feb. 2 — Moons in the Solar System.
  • March 2 — Constellations: Spring and Summer.
  • April 6 — Galaxies.
  • May 4 — Constellations: Southern Hemisphere.

The UWRF planetarium is located in the Ag Science building about one block south into campus from the corner of 3rd St. and Cascade Avenue.

For more information, email eileen.korenic@uwrf.edu or call the UWRF Physics Department at 715-425-3560.