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Party With the Stars
Friday, December 21 • 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.
December 15 - "Lava Lamps" - Make your own groovy lava lamp while experimenting with density.
December 22 - "Egg Drop" - Design and build a container to protect an egg from breaking when dropped.
December 29 - No Workshop - Enjoy the holidays! See you in 2019.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, December 11 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"50th Anniversary of Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO-2) Launch"
Dr. Jordan Marche, Historian of Astronomy
OAO-2 was the first in a long line of space observatories, which now includes the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope now being readied for launch. The OAO project had deep roots in Wisconsin, and this talk will explore how they led to its success.
Eclipse Walk at UW-Madison Arboretum Sunday, January 20 • 9:00-11:00 pm
We will partner wthi the UW-Madison Arboretum for a special night walk. From 9:00-9:30 Dr. Jim Lattis from Space Place will present a program about the total lunar eclipse. Following that we will set up telescopes and walk under the night sky as the partial eclipse begins. Free, no registration required. Meet at the Arboretum's Visitor Center.