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Friday, April 17 • 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.
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 25• "Seeing Stars" Explore the effects of light pollution on the environment and design a light shield to direct street light down to the ground.
May 2• "TBA" Please check back for more information on the workshop.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, May 12 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Climate Education at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center: a 21st Century Approach"
by Brenna Holzhauer,
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Climate Education Center
How can non-formal education programs effectively blend hands-on, place-based field science lessons with technology and digital media to teach abstract global concepts in a local setting? Using climate change as an overarching concept, Brenna will discuss how the Aldo Leopold Nature Center has developed exhibits and digital curricula, strengthened through partnerships with local and national experts from scientific and education fields, to effectively increase the public's interest in and understanding of science and technology, how the world works, and what we can do to adapt, mitigate, and innovate sustainable solutions.
Friday, May 15 • 7:00-8:00 pm (Sorry, we will not be offering workshops in March or April)
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.
Moon Over Monona Terrace on Monona Terrace Rooftop
Friday, April 24 • 7:30-9:30 pm
View the moon and other celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS). Activities include short kid-friendly presentations about the moon and other celestial phenomena, plus a kids' fun zone (from 7:00 - 9:00) with games and prizes!
In case of inclement weather, call 261-4000 after 6pm the day of the event for cancellation information.