Friday, December 20• 7:00-9:00 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.
December 14• "To be announced" Please check back for more workshop information.
December 21• "To be announced" Please check back for more workshop information.
December 28• "No Workshop" We will NOT have a workshop this Saturday.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, December 10• 7:00-8:00 pm
"Spacefaring Vegetables: Why Does NASA Launch so Much Lettuce?" by Simon Gilroy,
UW-Madison Botany Department
Plants and microbes keep us alive on Earth; they feed us and they purify our air and water. Could they do the same for a long duration spaceflight or a colony on Mars? But how does a lack of gravity in space affect plants, microbes and humans? Prof. Gilroy will try answer what happens to biology when it is in spaceflight and whether down always needs to be down and 1x gravity is always good.
Friday, December 20• 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 $25 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Please email email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Circinus X-1 is located about 24,000 light years from Earth and is a fledgling supernova remnant. It is also an oddity of the Milky Way. Observations of the neutron star were made by a team of astronomers led by UW-Madison professor Sebastian Heinz.
Playtime Productions Theatre for Children at Space Place
Tuesday, December 3
• 6:30 pm
"Ali Baba and a Few Thieves" - Playtime Productions presents the classic tale of the mayhem, mischief and magic that erupts when a poor woodcutter finds treasures hidden in a mountain cave. Lively original songs, script, costumes, and sets make this a series favorite!
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted); co-sponsored by the Friends of the Goodman South Madison Library.