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Manfred Olson Planetarium Shows Audiences The 'Birth Of The Universe'

NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team
Hubble Space Telescope image of the cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings.

"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has widely been regarded as a bad idea," wrote Douglas Adams in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

Lake Effect astronomy contributor Jean Creighton disagrees with that sentiment. In fact, she’s been dedicating her current shows at UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium to the beginning of said universe.

Friday nights through Feb. 22, people can go to the Planetarium to see Birth of the Universe. Creighton joins Lake Effect's Bonnie North to talk about the show and what viewers can expect to see. 


Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
Dr. Jean Creighton has always been inspired by how the cosmos works. She was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Athens, Greece where her mother claims she showed a great interest in how stars form from the age of five.