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.
December 7 - "Genetics" Special guest presentation and activities by students in the UW-Madsion Genetics Dept. Learn how cells, embryos and organs are built from a DNA sequence. Activities include building your own protein code using twisters/marshmallows, extracting your own DNA, and observing early fish embryos as they develop and form their organs.
December 14 - "Catapults" Design a catapult and find out how to use energy to launch a marshmallow.
December 21 - "Melting Ice" What are the best materials for melting ice? Experiment with using different substances and see what works the best.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, December 10 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Power of Astrophysical Turbulence"
Dr. Siyao Xu, UW-Madison Dept. of Astronomy
Turbulence is at work in the universe from planets to the large scale structure of the universe. It amplifies intergalactic magnetic fields, accelerates the magnetic reconnection that releases the magnetic energy in high-energy astrophysical systems, and generates the density structures of star formation. This talk will introduce astrophysical turbulence and its power in connecting diverse astrophysical phenomena.
Playtime Productions at Space Place Tuesday, December 3 • 6:30 pm
Playtime Production, a community theater by and for children, will present "Ali Baba and a Few Thieves". The show is free but donations are accepted. The event is co-sponsored with the Goodman South Madison Library.