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Friday, December 16 • 7:00-8:30 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 during the school year on Saturdays 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.
December 3 - No Workshop - Join us instead on Friday, December 2nd from 6-8:00 p.m. for our Family Science Night. See below under "Special Events" for more details.
December 10 - "Lava Lamps" - Learn how to make your own lava lamp and how you can make it bubble and fizz over and over again.
December 17 - "Puff-Mobile" - Make a car that moves only by you blowing on it. How far can you go with one puff?
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, December 13 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Great American Eclipse: August 2017"
John Rummel, Madison Astronomical Society
Are you ready for the Great American Eclipse? Next August 21 (2017), the shadow path of the moon will span the United States from coast to coast. The eclipse won't come to you though; you'll have to do some work to see totality that day. This presentation will serve as a "call to action" to ensure that you know what you need to do, and where you need to be, to see totality.
Friday, December 16 • 6:00-7:00 pm
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 $35 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
We're now less than one year from the Great American Solar Eclipse! On August 21st, 2017 the shadow of the Moon will across the United States creating an event few people get the opportunity to observe - a total solar eclipse!
Here in Madison we we will experience a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering about 80% of the Sun. If you want to observe a total solar eclipse, you will have to plan ahead to do some traveling and reserve a room now.
Family Science Night at Space Place Friday, December 2nd • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
A number of Madison community and nonprofit organizations have joined together to coordinate an exciting family evening of stimulating science information, hands-on activities, and amazing experiments.