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Friday, September 16 • 8:00-9:30 pm
Party With the Stars Find out what objects are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor presentation, we will set up telescopes outside, weather permitting.
We will not offer Saturday Science workshops over the summer months. Our next workshop will be on September 10th.
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for
children ages 6-10 and their parents. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Friday, September 16 • 7:00-8:00 pm
Build and learn to use your own telescope! We will construct the telescope, help you learn to use the lenses that are included, and give you some tips for observing. The fee for the workshop is $35 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
We're now less than one year from tomorrow will be the Great American Solar Eclipse! On August 21st, 2017 the shadow of the Moon will across the United States creating an event few people get the opportunity to observe - a total solar eclipse!
Here in Madison we we will experience a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering about 80% of the Sun. If you want to observe a total solar eclipse, you will have to plan ahead to do some traveling and reserve a room now.
Moon Over Monona Terrace at Monona Terrace Convention Center Friday, September 9 • 7:30-9:30 pm
Young and old alike are invited to view the moon and other celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes courtesy of Madison Astronomical Society. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Activities include short kid-friendly presentations on the moon and other celestial phenomena, and a kid’s fun zone with educational games and prizes! Fun for the whole family! FREE ticket required for admission.