UofM Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium Participating in Sixth Annual Tennessee STEAM Festival

September 14, 2023— Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at events and activities across the state during the sixth annual Tennessee STEAM Festival taking place Oct. 13-22.   

Founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, the festival incorporates events hosted by a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. Events at the University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium will include:   

  • Friday, Oct 13, 1:30 p.m. - public show, “Light Years from Andromeda” 
  • Friday, Oct 13, 3:45 p.m. - Kids’ After School Special Planetarium Show, “Capcom GO!” (about Apollo and    Artemis moon missions) 
  • Tuesday, Oct 18, 5:30 p.m. public show -  “MarsQuest”
  • Friday, Oct 21, 1:30 p.m., public show -  “MarsQuest”

Doors open 15 minutes before showtime. For safety reasons, there is no seating once the IN USE lights are on. No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.  

The Tennessee STEAM Festival is sponsored by Franke and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. More information is available at TNsteam.org. For more information on the University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium activities, email planetarium@memphis.edu or call 731-425-7368.  

The University of Memphis-Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium was built in 1967 and rededicated in 1973 through a generous grant from the M. D. Anderson Foundation in honor of Jackson, Tenn., native and philanthropist, Monroe Dunaway Anderson. The Planetarium’s 30-foot dome seats 60 and presents regularly scheduled public shows via its Digitarium Alpha 2+ digital projector.  

One of the few public planetariums in West Tennessee outside of Memphis, the University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium serves the public as well as community and school groups with a wide range of presentations. Presentations are free to groups and individuals, with free parking in the conveniently located Hyde lot. Schools or groups interested in scheduling a show should email planetarium@memphis.edu, or call Holley Wood, coordinator, at 731.425.7368.   

For more information about the University of Memphis Lambuth, visit www.memphis.edu/lambuth, call 731.425.1904, or email lambuth@memphis.edu.