Friday, April 18• 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 on our rooftop deck, 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.
April 12• "Oil Spill Clean-up" Suppose your job was to keep our lakes and rivers clean. We'll simulate an oil spill and test a variety of materials to see which is best for cleaning up.
April 19• "Ecosystems" Find out what an ecosystem is and then build your own in a bottle to observe the natural cycles that sustain our planet.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, April 8• 7:00-8:00 pm
"Storms in Jupiter and Saturn: More Powerful and Exotic than We had Previously Thought"
by Kevin Baines, SSEC/UW-Madison and NASA/JPL
Over the past two decades, major storms on Jupiter and Saturn have been studies intensely by a number of spacecraft including the Cassini, New Horizons, and Galileo spacecraft. Dr. Baines will tell us more about the true nature of these storms.
(Sorry, we are NOT having a workshop in April. Kits are available for purchase at any of our public programs.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
Moon Over Monona Terrace at Monona Terrace Rooftop Garden
Friday, April 11 • 7:30-9:30 pm
Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop, topped off with crossed fingers for a crystal clear Madison evening! Young and old alike are invited 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 prizes! Fun for the whole family!
In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 6 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.