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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.
March 28• "Balloon Rocket Races" Explore action and reaction and how real rockets work by making your own balloon rocket.
April 4• "Marshmallow Shooter" Make a marshmallow shooter and learn about movement, force and friction.
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 email@example.com to register for the workshop.
That is if you are willing to get up early. Venus , Mars and Jupiter are all visible in the early evening after sunset and Saturn can be seen in the late night or predawn sky. The elusive Mercury poses a challenge as it rises closer and closer to sunrise.
Make Your Own Alien at the Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, April 2 • 2:00-3:30 pm
NASA's Kepler Project has uncovered almost 2000 exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) - what might life on other planets look like? Bring your imagination and join the UW Space Place at the Goodman South Madison Library. We'll provide the supplies and you can create your own extraterrestrial!
Enjoy an out-of-this-world treat and explore NASA's Kepler mission using an interactive display.
No registration needed. For children in kindergarten - fourth grade.