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Party With the Stars
Friday, April 19 • 8:00-9:00 pm Find out more about the constellations and planets that 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 families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
April 20 - "Marshmallow Shooters" - Experiment with velocity, force and gravity by launching marshmallows.
April 27 - "Hoop Gliders" - Hoops are a funny shape for an airplane but it really does fly!
May 4 - "Lava in a Cup" - Learn about density by expeimenting with oil, water, and salt.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, May 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The making of Origins, a story of our beginnings"
Kelly Tyrrell, Science Writer and Jeff Miller, Senior Photographer, University Communications
In July 2017, a science writer, a photographer and a video producer from UW–Madison traveled to South Africa to find stories about our beginnings, from the origins of the universe, to the origins of life on Earth and the origins of humankind. Kelly and Jeff will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the stories were made. You can find Origins, a storytelling experience, at: https://origins.wisc.edu/
Learn to Star Gaze at Garner Park (333 Rosa Road) April 22 • 8:00-9:30 pm
Madison Parks and UW Space Place join together to offer stargazing programs in neighborhood parks. UW Space Place leads each session with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about what is visible in our night sky. Following that (if the sky is clear) we will set up a telescope and provide park visitors the opportunity to view astronomical objects. All ages welcome.