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ECLIPSE GLASSES are for sale at all of our public programs ($2 each)!
Party With the Stars
Friday, July 21 • 8:00-9:30 pm Find out what objects are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Also find out more about the upcoming solar eclipse. Following the indoor presentation, we will set up telescopes outside, 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.
No Saturday workshops until September - enjoy the summer! Saturday Science Workshops will take a hiatus over the summer months. We will resume again in the fall.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, August 8 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Great American Eclipse 2017"
by Dr. Jim Lattis
, UW Space Place Director
Where will you be on Monday August 21, 2017 to watch the solar eclipse as it sweeps across the country? Dr. Jim Lattis will explain why we have eclipses and what we can expect from this one. Eclipse glasses will also be available for purchase that evening ($2 each).
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 email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Science on Tap at Nomad World Pub (418 W. Wilson Street) Wednesday, August 2 • 7:00 pm
What's all this about the Great American Eclipse? On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will sweep across America from Oregon to South Carolina. Here in Wisconsin, most of the sun will be covered by the moon for a few eerie minutes. Whether you're traveling or staying in town, grab a pint and a seat to learn more.
UW–Madison's Jim Lattis, director of Space Place, will share how, where, and why to watch the 2017 eclipse and what scientists have learned by studying eclipses over the centuries. Solar glasses to safely view the eclipse will be available for sale for $2.
Completely free and open to all ages. Parking is available across from the bar in the Hancock Street lot after 6 p.m. Served by buses: 3, 4, 10, 38, 56, 5