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Friday, September 19 • 8:00-9:30 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 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.
September 20• "Go Fly a Kite" Make a kite that will fly indoors and experiment with making it even better!
September 27• "Roller Coasters" Design and build you own roller coaster. How many loop-de-loops can you do?
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Art of Modeling Stars: How Video Games Help Astronomy"
by Nick Hill, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
The graphics processing power of video game hardware has turned out to be useful in predicting how complex star systems, such a contact binaries, will appear when when viewed from Earth. Nick Hill will tell us about his research on using entertainment technology to do important science.
Friday, September 19 • 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 $25 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
Madison Parks Moonlight Movie "Apollo 13" at Garner Park
Friday, September 26• 7:00 pm
What’s better than stargazing on a cool autumn ski at night? How about gazing at the excellent 1995 American docudrama Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, and directed by Ron Howard? The film historically depicts the Apollo 13 moon landing mission gone wrong and NASA’s courageous struggle to bring the 3 astronauts home safely.
If the skies are clear, UW Space Place will have telescopes set up to view the stars starting at 7:00 and continuing during the showing of the film.
Guests are encouraged to bring outdoor seating, such as portable chairs or blankets.