Friday, March 21• 8:00-9:30 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.
March 8• "Fossilization" Make your own fossil and learn how scientist use them to find out what life was like in the past.
March 15• "Breathe Out" How can we make carbon dioxide without breathing out? Try some different combinations and see what works the best.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, March 11• 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Universe Needs Feedback: Problems with the Cosmic Fuel Supply" by Aleks Diamond-Stanic, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
We live in a universe where only 5% of the mass-energy is normal matter (the remainder is attributed to dark matter and dark energy). Furthermore, stars and planets account for only 5% of what's left, much less than theory predicts. Why are stars and planets so relatively rare? The key might be "feedback" on a colossal scale.
(Sorry, we are NOT having a workshop in March or April. You can still purchase the kit at Space Place and assemble it on your own though.)
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.