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Party With the Stars
Friday, February 15 • 7:00-8:30 pm Find out more about the constellations and planets that 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.
February 16 - "It's Shocking" - Find out if it's true that opposites attract by doing some fun static electricity experiments.
February 23 - "Homemade Glue" - Test your own homemade glue against the store brands to see which is better.
March 2 - "Water Thermometers" - Make your own thermometer and see how it measures the temperature.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, March 12 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Snapshots from the Great War: American Astronomers in Belgium, 1919"
James M. Lattis, UW Space Place & Anthony J. Lattis, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies
The founding of the International Astronomical Union took place 100 years ago in war-ravaged Belgium, and there was a considerable Wisconsin presence at that event. Recently discovered photographs from the UW Archives illuminate not only the experiences of the Wisconsin astronomers at the international conference but also provide insight into how the recent war itself was seen by battlefield tourists.
Physics Fair on UW-Madison Campus (Chamberlin Hall; 1150 University Ave.) Saturday, February 16 • 11:00 am -4:00 pm
The Physics Fair is an annual Department of Physics open house that includes laboratory tours, hands-on demonstrations, activities for kids and families, and informal conversations with scientists. It is presented alongside the Wonders of Physics annual show, and is held in the lobby of Chamberlin Hall (1150 University Ave.). Free; all ages are welcome.