Sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page
Friday, June 19 • 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.
May 30 • "Corn in Your Gas Tank?" Do you know what makes cars and trucks go? Transportation fuel can be made from many sources, even plants! Come join us and you can make your own fuel using ground-up plant parts, water, and a tiny, hungry creature called yeast...and then try your fuel in a model car.
June 6 • "TBA" Please check back for more information on this workshop
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, June 9 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Illuminating the History of Light"
by Peter Sobol,
UW-Madison History of Science Dept.
2015 is the International Year of Light, recognizing the great importance of light in how we learn about the universe. This talk will explore historical theories of light from ancient times to our modern views.
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.
World Science Festival Live at Space Place
Thursday, May 28 • 7:00-8:30 pm
Space Place is proud to be taking part in the World Science Festival by hosting a live screening of the program "To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe".
Moderator, Lawrence Krauss will host a panel of experts and discuss
modern cosmology’s biggest mystery—an unexplained energy that could one day rip the universe apart. It’s called dark energy, an anti-gravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of physics. It’s the most dominant substance in the universe, making up more than two-thirds of the cosmos. And yet, nearly two decades after its discovery, science is still grappling to explain what dark energy actually is. With today’s top physicists as our guides, we’ll journey to the earliest moments of the universe—and then far into the future—searching for answers.