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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.
September 30 - "Paper Circuits" - Construct a simple circuit to light an LED. Once you get the light to come on, the possibilites are endless!
October 7 - "Make a Better Bouncy Ball" - Experiment and see if you can come up with a recipe to make the best bouncy ball.
October 14 - "Marble Maze" - Create a pinball like marble maze out of paper plates.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 10 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Star Formation in the Milky Way"
by Dr. Audra Hernandez, UW-Madison
Audra Hernandez, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include the initial conditions of massive star and star cluster formation, including the physical conditions, dynamics, and formation of Infrared Dark Clouds (IRDCs).
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 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.
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.