Mueller Planetarium enters a new era with Fulldome Digital Shows. Experience immersive high-tech adventures in a true 360 degree projected computer generated virtual environment in our 80-seat domed theater.
The Fulldome Experience is the biggest advance in the Planetarium's capabilities since the theater opened almost 50 years ago. Audiences can fall through a black hole, witness the beginnings of the universe, fly through Saturn's rings, swim with whales and much more! Viewers feel like they are part of the unfolding scene, whether it's on the bottom of the ocean or in some distant part of the universe.
Explore the universe under our 34 foot (9.7 meter) domed theater. Planetarium shows feature topics in Astronomy and Space Science. Group fees available.
The Planetarium was the seventh location in the world to adopt the Space Telescope Science Institute's "ViewSpace" outreach program. As a direct computer link with STScI, the Planetarium was a pioneer in trial testing "ViewSpace" programing and its content.
Mueller Planetarium is the only Nebraska member of the Museum Alliance sponsored by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory outreach office. In this capacity, Mueller has been the conduit to release new programs and discoveries for both public and schools. Examples include public satellite-fed events for the landings of the Mars Exploration Rovers and the recent orbital insertion of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Mueller was one of three locations participating with the prime science investigators and Arizona State University programmers on final configuration of a simulated flight over Mars' Valles Marinaris. Later Mueller again was one of two locations teleconferenced to test special visualization software for MRO to be used in similar locations.
These software applications become a part of presentations in the Planetarium and can reflect the immediacy of current exploration to students and public. All Planetarium programming is now created in the digital realm, utilizing such software and image visualizations on a regular basis.