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Special Evening Hours and STARLAB at UW Art Museum Today

July 28, 2014

The Laramie community is invited to explore the STARLAB, a portable planetarium providing night sky views, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum during special evening hours Monday, July 28, from 6-9 p.m.

STARLAB is set up on the first level of the Centennial Complex in conjunction with the exhibition, "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography."

STARLAB is a portable planetarium on loan to the UW Art Museum from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. This unique viewing experience allows museum visitors of all ages to interact with the Milky Way star field, constellations, the solar system and more in a way that inspires discussion. UW Science Posse faculty members Megan Candelaria and Jan Truchot will be on hand to lead visitors through the STARLAB and answer questions.

In addition, the galleries will be open so that viewers may enjoy the current exhibitions. "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography " is on view through Saturday, Aug. 2.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Through its Museum as Classroom approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 9 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free. 

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STARLAB is open to the public at the UW Art Museum this evening. (STARLAB photo)


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