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Friday, July 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.
July 4 • Closed - no workshop Happy 4th of July!
July 11 • "Polishing Pennies" What do you do with pennies once they lose their shine? Find out how foods you may have in your refrigerator can get them looking bright and new again.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, July 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"New Horizons, the Mission to Pluto"
by Dr. Jim Lattis,
UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
Launched in 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft will make its closest approach to Pluto on July 14th. Find out more about the scientific observations being made of distant Pluto and see some of the first ever close up images.
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.
Star Gazing at Vilas Park Shelter
Monday, July 13 • 8:30-9:30 pm
Join UW Space Place and Madison Parks in exploring the night sky. The program begins just after sunset with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about what is currently visible in the sky. At the conclusion of the talk (if the sky is clear) we will set up telescopes and provide park visitors the opportunity to view whatever astronomical objects are available.
All ages are welcome. Join us each season and learn about the night sky.