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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 10-16

August 7, 2015
sage grouse on the prairie with antelope in background
“The Sagebrush Sea,” a documentary that tracks the greater sage grouse in its natural habitat, will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. at the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. (Gerrit Vyn/Cornell Lab Photo)

These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Casual Commander, a solo funk act, will perform as part of the UW Summer Programs concert series on Simpson Plaza. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 5 p.m. -- Film screening and panel discussion, “The Sagebrush Sea,” Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the film will begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Families welcome. Free.

Friday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “Uranus.” A STAR Observatory tour follows at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $2 for students and $3 for nonstudents, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

A variety of exhibitions can be seen at the UW Art Museum in the Centennial Complex, 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Dinosaur skeletons, ancient mammal fossils and other exhibits are on display in the UW Geological Museum, open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

The UW Department of Botany’s Williams Conservatory is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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