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.
October 12 - "Building Bridges" Learn more about and test different types of bridges anddiscover which will hold more weight.
October 19 - No Workshop Please join us instead at the WI Science Festival.
October 26 - "Color Changing Pencils" Design some experiments and see if you can figure out the puzzle of the color changing pencil.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 8 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Taming the Energy of Stars"
John Sarff, UW Department of Physics
Nuclear fusion is one of the most important processes in the Universe.
It caused the creation of the elements that form the Earth, and it
continues to stir the evolution of matter. As a terrestrial energy
source, it could forever supply the world's growing energy needs with
reduced environmental impact. Despite decades of research, fusion power
plants do not yet exist. This talk will provide an overview of the
status and some of the basic challenges for terrestrial fusion power.
Under the Hunter's Moon at the UW-Madison Arboretum Sunday, October 13 • 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and nocturnal animal life under a full moon. Indoor presentation by UW Space Place followed by a walk and telescope viewing (weather permitting). Free, no registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.