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Party With the Stars
Friday, October 20 • 8:00-9:30 pm Find out what objects are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor program, we will set up telescopes outside for viewing, 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 21 - "Lava Lamps" - Learn about density and polarity by making your own bubbling lava lamp.
October 28 - "Robo Wheels" - Make a spinning wheel and see if you can get it to roll across the room.
November 4- No Workshop - Join us instead at the WI Science Festival.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, November 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"How to Make a Galaxy: The Role of Gas in Galaxy Evolution"
Prof. Jaqueline van Gorkom, Columbia University
Theories of galaxy formation predict that the growth of galaxies is regulated by the infall of hydrogen gas, which is the fuel for star formation. When galaxies run out of gas they stop forming stars. This talk will explore this idea and test it by observations of galaxy clusters.
Friday, October 20 • 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.
The Eclipse Megamovie Project is gathering images of the 2017 total solar eclipse from over 1,000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers, as well as many more members of the general public. The Photo Team has been busy uploading the photographs they took of the total solar eclipse and have created a continuous view of the eclipse as it crossed the US.
Moon Over Monona Terrace at Monona Terrace Convention Center Friday, October 27 • 6:30-9:00 pm
Young and old alike are invited to view the moon and other celestial objects through a variety of different telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS). Activities include short kid-friendly presentations about the moon, plus a kids' fun zone with educational games and prizes. Tickets are free but are required for admission.