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Party With the Stars
Friday, January 19 • 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.
Please note that our workshops start promptly at 10:00. If you arrive after the workshop has begun, you may miss the instructions for that day's activity and the science concepts behind it.
January 20 - "Naked Egg Drop" - Design a landing platform that will catch an egg and protect it from breaking.
January 27 - "Paper Towel Test" - Test which type of paper towel absorbs water the best. Which one really is the "quicker picker upper"?
February 3 - "You're Dragging Me Down" - Build a simple paper airplane and see how increasing the drag the plane experiences will change how far it will fly.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, February 13 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Solar Activity and Its Influence on Us"
Prof. Alex Lazarian, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
Prof. Alex Lazarian is an expert on astrophysical magnetic fields, reconnection of magnetic fields resulting in solar flares, astrophysical turbulence, cosmic rays and dust. His talk will focus on magnetic fields related to solar activity.
Friday, January 19 • 6:00-7:00 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.
Wonders of Physics Shows on UW-Madison campus (Chamberlin Hall) February 10-11 & 17-18 • Various times
The Wonders of Physics will once again present their annual show on the weekends of February 10th and 1th1 & 17th and 18th. Free tickets are available using their on-line order form. Reserve them now since tickets go fast!