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, September 12 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Chemical Origins of Biological Information and Function"
by Prof. John Yin, UW-Madison Chemical and Biological Engineering
Although it is now well established how amino acids, the simplest chemical building blocks of life, could arise in diverse earth-like and extra-terrestrial environments, there remain key gaps in our knowledge of how such building blocks could self-organize into living cells. Prof. Yin will discuss these gaps and share current approaches to address them in the laboratory.
Telescope Workshop (we will not have a workshop in September)
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.
Movie Night and Astronomy at MacKenzie Center Wednesday, August 30 • 8:00-10:00 pm
Bring your famil, friends, and a blanket and come enjoy popcorn and the movie "Zootopia" under the stars at the MacKenzie Center. Space Place will be setting up telescopes for a closer look at stars and planets. Call 608-635-8105 for more information.
The MacKenzie Center is located 25 miles north of Madison, near Poynette, WI.