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Friday, May 20 • 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.
April 30 • "Marble Race" Design challenge: race your marble through a maze - the winner is the marble that moves, not the fastest, but the slowest!
May 7• "Make a Membranophone" A membranophone is an instrument that uses a membrane to make sounds such as a drum. The instrument we're making is easy to assemble and surprisingly even more fun to play.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, May 10 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
by Prof. Ed Churchwell, UW-Madison Dept. of Astronomy
This talk will discuss the observations and theories that allow astronomers to describe what the universe was like at several critical stages in its evolution and to go beyond today to a description of what it will be like in the distant future.
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.
Public Observing for the Transit of Mercury at Washburn Observatory
Monday, May 9 • 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Astronomy Department of the UW-Madison will open Washburn Observatory to the public for safe viewing of this event, weather permitting. Drop by to get a rare glimpse of Mercury as it crosses or transits the bright disk of the Sun.
See above under "Featured Astronomical Events" for more details abou the transit.