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Party With the Stars
Friday, April 19 • 8:00-9:30 pm Find out more about the constellations and planets that are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor program, we will set up telescopes outside for viewing, 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 families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
March 23 - "Soap Powered Boat" - Experiment with using only soap to get your boat to move.
March 30 - "Rainbow Spinner" - Explore color by making a paper spinning toy.
April 6 - No Workshop - We ensourage you to visit UW-Madison Science Expeditions instead. See below under "Special Events" for more details.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, April 9 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"In Search of the Darkest Skies: Wisconsin and Beyond"
John Rummel, Astrophotographer and former president Madison Astronomical Society
Progress and development always come at a cost, and one of the under appreciated costs of progress is the loss of dark night skies. Lovers of nature, amateur astronomy and wild places can still find and enjoy pristine dark skies, but the search (and the drive) may take longer. This presentation will focus on issues related to locating the remaining dark sky enclaves that can be found within the continental United States (including right here around S. Wisconsin), and some of the logistical and planning issues involved in getting to them.
UW-Madison Science Expeditions April 5-7 • Various times and locations
Come explore UW-Madison and experience science as exploring the unknown. Talk with researchers, visit science venues across campus, enjoy our Science Spectacular Shows, and try your hand at our interactive Exploration Stations. From astronomy to zoology, UW Science Expeditions is the annual campus-wide science open house that connects you to UW people and places.