See why science is cool at UNO’s Durham Science Center, planetarium


Durham at Golden Hour (Durham in the evening

UNO Gateway photographer Arthur Nguyen captured this great shot of Durham Science Center at golden hour, just before sunset.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s chemistry, geography/geology, mathematics and physics departments are located in the Science Center. In fact, it also houses a planetarium.

The next planetarium show – featuring “Black Holes” – is 2 p.m. June 21. Admission: $3.

Narrated by John de Lancie (known for his role as “Q” in Star Trek TV series), “Black Holes” takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a Black Hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth’s horizon? What are supermassive black holes?

What is “spaghettification”?! Yes, in astrophysics, the noodle effect is a real thing.

The 37-minute program is open to the public with a targeted audience of age 11 and older.

On July 3, two “What’s Up” shows explaining what star gazers will find in the night sky will be held at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. View the planetarium schedule by clicking here.