The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) has many hidden gems that make it a unique educational institution. One of these gems is the on campus Mallory Kountze Planetarium.
Located inside of the Durham Science Center on the Dodge Campus, the planetarium offers both public and private showings in addition to feature presentations, lectures and occasional rooftop observation opportunities.
In recent years, the planetarium has been outfitted with new seating and carpeting, projection equipment, automation computers and sound processors.
Public shows (walk-in basis) are generally available on the first weekend (Friday and Saturday) of each month. These are multimedia programs portraying seasonal and current astronomical events. These are "Live" programs, designed for general audiences, highlighting star patterns, mythology and planets visible in the current sky.
A staff astronomer is available to discuss audience questions, following the presentation.
Rooftop observing may be offered after public shows, subject to staff/equipment availability and favorable weather/sky conditions.
Admission: $3 per person
The planetarium has over twenty different programs available for school field trips, scouting groups, daycare centers, churches, civic groups and other organizations. Its programs are designed to last one-hour, including "questions and answers."
If a time slot is available, your group can be scheduled to see the show of your choice! Many of our programs are presented "Live" and can be tailored to fit a wide range of audience ages, interests, and curricula. Our seating capacity is limited to 80 people. Please call the planetarium for more information at 402.554.2219, or to request a private show for your group.