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Party With the Stars
Friday, May 19 • 8:00-9:30 pm 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 during the school year on Saturdays 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.
April 29 - "Elephant's Toothpaste" - Experiment with produsing a chemical reaction that looks like foamy toothpaste - enough for an elephant to use!
May 6 - "Foil Boats" - Design little "boats" out of aluminum foil to investigate how their size and shape affects much weight they can carry.
May 13 - "Better Bubbles" - What makes better bubbles- skim or whole milk? Can you design an experiment that will test this?
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, May 9 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"At Play in the Cosmos"
Games Education and Research
This presentation captures the design process of developing a game for undergraduate students enrolled in an astronomy class. Mike Beall, the Director of Gear Learning at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER) will provide audience members with a walk-through of the game's design. In addition, he will discuss how the Gear Learning team works with content experts to embed complex scientific content in an engaging way.
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 $35 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email email@example.com to register for the workshop.
What are the top ten astronomical events you don't want to miss this year? One is, of course, the Great American Eclipse in August but here are nine others you might want to watch for throughout the upcoming year.