May 30, 2023–The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western State University will present public showings at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 13. The planetarium is located inside Agenstein Hall, room 147.

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Thursday, June 1, “Sea Monsters”

Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land – and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swam, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Stunning, photo-realistic imagery re-creates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, or Dollies, and follows their incredible journey through waters ruled by some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth’s oceans. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Tuesday, June 13th, “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”

Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the solar system alongside their ship’s navigator, an astronomy book. Produced with modern 3-D digital animation and a 5.1 soundtrack with spectacular effects created at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch.

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The Bushman Planetarium features a Digistar 4 projection system and a dome that is tilted slightly, rather than directly overhead, making viewing easier. The Dolby 5.1 surround sound system enhances your viewing experience.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, military, and seniors. Planetarium tickets must be purchased in advance, either online at or in person at Agenstein Hall 140 during regular business hours 8 a.m.-1 p.m and 2-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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