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See through the eye of the Hubble Space Telescope at UW-Stevens Point

By Portage County Business Council

View the universe through the unblinking eye of one of the world’s premier telescopes in a free show at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

“Hubble Vision” will be offered at 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Oct. 6 and 13. Free of charge and open to the public, the show presents the work of the Hubble Space Telescope and the incredible, detailed images it has brought to light since its launch in 1990.

On Monday evenings, the free “Night Sky” program is offered at 8 p.m. in the planetarium to look in detail at objects in the current night sky. Planetarium seating is first come, first served for up to 55 people.

The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory telescope is open for free viewings from 8:30-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evenings if the skies are clear and the temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Groups of 15 or more may schedule a special showing of any planetarium program for $25 per group. To learn more about showings or to check if the observatory is open, call 715-346-2208 or go to

The planetarium and observatory are located on the second and fourth floor, respectively, of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building at the corner of Reserve Street and Fourth Avenue. Parking is available in Lot D behind the building and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends.