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Friday, October 17 • 7:00-8:30 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.
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 4• "Magic Pencils" Are they magic? Or is it science? Design an experiment to test what you observe happening.
October 11• "Ice Races" What is the best way to melt ice? Or to stop it from melting? See if you can design an insulation system that will prevent ice from melting.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Art of Modeling Stars: How Video Games Help Astronomy"
by Nick Hill, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
The graphics processing power of video game hardware has turned out to be useful in predicting how complex star systems, such a contact binaries, will appear when when viewed from Earth. Nick Hill will tell us about his research on using entertainment technology to do important science.
Friday, November 21 • 6:00-7:00 pm (No workshop in October)
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. Please email email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Harvest Moon Festival at Capital Springs Recreation Area
Friday, October 3rd • 6:00- 9:00 pm
Explore torch-lit trails in the moonlight while discovering the natural world through interpretive presentations and hands-on activities. Enjoy s'mores, music 'round the bonfire, stargazing with Space Place, and much more.
Admission is $4/person (age 5 and under free). Proceeds go toward recreational facilies and educational programs.