Friday, May 17• 8:00-10:00 pm
Party With the Stars Dr. Jim Lattis will give a short presentation on what objects are currently in the night sky. Following that we will set up telescopes on our rooftop deck, weather permitting.
Space Place family workshops are offered every Saturday 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 for
any of the workshops but attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people.
May 18• "How High Can You Go?"
Experiment with making spaghetti towers and buildings.
May 25• "Topic to be announced"
Please check back for more information.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, May 14• 7:00-8:00 pm
"How the Sun Got Its Spots: Solar Astrophysics in the Laboratory"
by David Weisberg, UW-Madison Plasma Physics
Even though the Sun is our closest and best observed star, there remains a good deal of unknown physics lurking beneath its surface. One outstanding question is: why does the sun have a magnetic field? We see evidence of a dynamic solar magnetic field in the cyclical appearance of sunspots and violent eruptions called mass coronal ejections, but the underlying reason for these remains a mystery.
At the Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment, we are creating hot, spinning laboratory plasmas in an attempt to reproduce the basic mechanism of magnetic field generation theorized to occur in the Sun.
(This month's workshop is filled. Our next worshop will be June 21st.)
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 $25 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
Eat, Play, Bike at the Villager Mall
Every Thursday in June
• 4-9:00 pm
Every Thursday evening in June the Villager parking lot will be closed to vehicles and transformed into a community space. Join local residents as they share their culture, skills and abilities through dance, art, music. performances, and much more.