We've encouraged people to look at the stars during the winter months, when the skies are incredibly clear. But it's also incredibly cold!

The new University of Montana's planetarium is starting public shows this week. You'll be able to see the night sky in warm comfort ... and in a chair, too. According to a UM news release from Mark Reiser, the program includes a tour of current night sky and upcoming events. Each evening will also have other topics chosen by the presenter.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will have their 50-minute shows on Fridays - January 20, February 3 and February 17, March 3, 17 and 31, April 14 and 28 and May 12.

There is an admission charge of $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. The only problem is there's only enough room for 28 people, so you need to book your seat in advance. Tickets are NOT available the night of the show. And it's important to get there early. You are not allowed in after the show starts to keep the room dark.

The Star Gazing Room is in the basement of the Native American center, the Eloise Cobell Land and Culture Institute on the University of Montana Oval.

Ticket are available through the Physics website.

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