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Friday, October 16 • 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.
Please note: we will not have a program on September 18th. Instead, join us for Moon Over Monona Terrace (see below under "Special Events").
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 for
any of the workshops but attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people.
October 10 • "Pasta Paleontology" See if you can assemble a pile of "bones" to make a dinosaur skeleton.
October 17 • "Bird Beak Buffet" Why do birds eat certain foods? Test a variety of "bird beaks" and see what foods you can or cannot pick up to get into your stomach.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 13 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Honey, I Shrunk the Galaxy! How UW Astronomers Measured the Milky Way"
Dr. Jim Lattis, Director, UW Space Place
In the early 1930s, research by UW's astronomers brought about our modern understanding of the size and structure of our own Milky Way Galaxy and discovered that it was typical of other spiral galaxies in the universe. This historical talk will explain how that ground-breaking research came about.
Friday, October 16 • 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 $25 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
Star Gazing with Madison Parks (Elver Park)
Monday, October 12 • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Do you know how to find the Big and Little Dippers in the night sky?Well, here's your chance to find out! Madison Parks and Space Place join together to offer quarterly stargazing programs in the parks. Each session begins just after sunset with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about astronomy. At the conclusion of the talk (if the sky is clear) we set up telescopes and provide park visitors the opportunity to view whatever astronomical objects are available. All ages welcome. Join us each season and learn about the night sky.