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Friday, November 18 • 7:00-8:30 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.
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.
October 29 - "Roller Coaster Science" - Learn about energy by designing and making your own roller coaster.
November 5 - No Workshop at Space Place - We encourage you to attend Saturday Science at Discovery (330 N. Orchard Street) between 10:00 and noon. The theme is "The Stars Above". See below under "Special Events" for more details.
November 12 - "Iron for Breakfast" - Is your breakfast cereal fortified with iron? Join us to see how much iron we can mine from a bowl of cereal.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, November 8 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Stars Prefer Partners: How Binary Star Systems Form"
Ben Tofflemire, UW-Madison AstronomyDept.
Stars are frequently observed in gravitationally bound pairs called binaries. Binary stars are a common outcome of star formation yet the effect of binarity on star and planet formation remains poorly understood. In this talk, Ben will discuss the well-established star and planet formation scenario that has been developed for single stars and comment on the challenges that binary stars poses to this scenario.
Friday, November 18 • 6:00-7:00 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 email@example.com 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.
Saturday Science at Discovery: The Stars Above November 5th • 10:00 a.m. - noon
Blast off into space during this free event held in the Town Center of the Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.). Learn what it takes to put humans in space, build your own rocket-powered vehicle, discover how objects can warp space-time, use light to analyze the stars and more.
This event is free and open to the public. It features interactive exploration stations for kids and families. We will NOT have a workshop at Space Place that Saturday in order for you to enjoy all of these special activities.