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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.
August 29 • "TBA" To get information on the activity for the workshop, please sign up for an email reminder at the bottom of this web page.
September 5 • "TBA" To get information on the activity for the workshop, please sign up for an email reminder at the bottom of this web page.
Friday, October 16 • 7:00-8:00 pm (Sorry, we will not have a workshop in September.)
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.
Don't miss watching a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27th! The partial eclipse begins at about 8:00 p.m. and ends around 11:30 p.m. Check back for information on an "eclipse viewing party" here in Madison.
Moon Over Monona Terrace (on the rooftop of Monona Terrace)
Friday, September 18 • 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop to provide young and old alike the opportunity to view celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Activities include short kid-friendly presentations on the moon and other celestial phenomena, and a kid's fun zone with educational games and prize. Fun for the whole family!
In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 5 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.