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Party With the Stars
Friday, January 19 • 7:00-8:30 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.
December 23 & 30 - No Workshops - Enjoy the holidays and please join us again in 2018 for more science fun!
January 6 - "Homemade Thermometer" - What's the warmest room in your house? Or the coolest? You can track temperature differences inside and out with a thermometer you make yourself.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, January 9 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The History of a Simply Perfect Telescope: The Burnham Telescope"
Dr. Jim Lattis, UW Space Place Director
S.W. Burnham's 6-inch Clark refractor, in service from 1870, quickly became famous as a potent double star catcher. Sold to Washburn Observatory, it travelled with Edward Holden to search for Vulcan during the total solar eclipse of May 1883. Back in Madison, it was used by George Comstock for his measurements of refraction and aberration. In the late 1950s it was used at the Knuijt Observatory in Appleton, Wisconsin. Travels and transformations of this famous telescope have spread its parts widely as astronomical relics, and it even remains in active service today.
Friday, January 19 • 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 $35 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email email@example.com 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.
New Year's Eve Night Walk at UW Arboretum Sunday, December 31 • 6:30 - 8:30pm
Join UW Arboretum naturalists for a trail walk, a cup of hot chocolate, and a peaceful welcome to 2018. Meet at the Visitor Center, which will be open during this time. Space Place will set a telescope for viewing, weather permitting.
For more information on the event, please contact the arboretum at 608-263-7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org