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Party With the Stars
Friday, November 16 • 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 families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
November 17 - "Science of Roller Coasters" - Design, build and test your own roller coaster.
November 24 - "Thanksgiving in Space" - How do you eat when your food floats? Join us for our annual Thanksgiving dinner and find how astronauts would eat in space.
December 1 - "Puff Mobiles" - Design and build a car that moves by wind power.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, November 13 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"(Re)Inventing the Flat Earth"
Dr. Peter Sobol, Historian of Science
With evidence all around us that the earth is round, why do some people continue to insist that the earth is flat? Dr. Sobol will examine the history of our understanding of the earth's shape, and look at what motivates the few persistent believers in a flat earth.
Meet the authors of "The Man Who Painted the Universe" at 702WI (702 N. Johnson Street) Sunday, November 18 • 11:00 am
702WI welcomes authors Ron Legro and Avi Lank for a reading and discussion of their book "The Man Who Painted the Universe". The event is free with an optional $5 donation to Space Place.
The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods introduces readers to the mild-mannered astronomy enthusiast whose creativity, ingenuity, fervor, and endurance realized a dream of galactic proportions. The story of this stargazer from Wisconsin's North Woods so inspired two newspapermen, authors Ron Legro and Avi Lank, that they sought to document the story for the Kovac Planetarium for a new generation of stargazers and dreamers