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Dignitaries celebrate planetarium ribbon-cutting: Sen. Ben Nelson takes the scissors
Antelope Staff
Photo by Lindsey Luxford
Photo by Lindsey Luxford

(Left) UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen was one of the keynote speakers for the opening of the new 60-seat planetarium was Feb. 19. The new planetarium at Bruner Hall of Science replaced an older planetarium that was in the basement of the building. The new addition was part of the $14.5 million renovation of the building.

(Right) Holding the ribbon, Dr. Jose Mena-Werth, physics and physical science professor, is the new planetarium director. Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson cuts the ribbon while Naomi Hastings a physics education major from Oxford stands by to assist.

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