“Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous” classic 1993 UNO Planetarium Show

January 18, 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
UNO Durham Science Building
Address: 6601 University Dr N, Omaha, NE 68182, USA

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UNO invites you to a fun and engaging panoramic movie experience at the Mallory Kountze Planetarium located in the Durham Science Building at UNO. A movie will be played in the planetarium which will be projected around the dome for an interesting and unique movie experience. Afterward, there will be a follow-up star talk using a simulated star projection of the night sky. Admission for this event is 4$ per person sold at the door. Doors open 20 minutes prior to the event. Free parking is provided past 5 p.m. on UNO campus. This event takes place on Friday January 18th at 5:30 p.m. and lasts about 1 hour.

Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous takes you on a voyage into both known and unknown territories of space with the crew of the deep-space science vessel Antares. Orion Rendezvous begins after a mysterious wormhole of apparently alien and artificial origin has been appearing and disappearing near Neptune. The audience is a shipload of Starfleet cadets aboard the Antares, which is assigned to follow the wormhole’s subway-like path to numerous astonishing — and very real — places in our part of the galaxy.

*Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous was a traveling Star Trek planetarium show, produced as part of the Star Trek: Federation Science exhibition by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in 1992. The production work was done in cooperation with Paramount Studios, with the approval of Gene Roddenberry, and original design concepts sanctioned by Mike Okuda.

The audience takes the role of cadets assigned to the science vessel Antares, as an unstable wormhole near Neptune sends them to a number of real astronomical phenomena, including Betelgeuse, Castor (in Gemini) and the Crab and Orion nebulae.

In July 1993, the show landed as the “Star Trek sky show”, at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, where it was combined with the Star Trek Smithsonian Exhibit, which had traveled over from its hugely successful National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, venue. Both were closed on 6 March 1994

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