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Party With the Stars
Friday, July 19 • 8:00-9:00 pm (Please note we will not have a program in June.) 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.
May 25th was our last workshop of the school year. We will resume our Saturday workshops again starting in September. Enjoy the summer!
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, July 9 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Soil of the Wisconsin Idea – Agricultural Science and the History of the University of Wisconsin"
Kevin Walters, Strategic Research Coordinator at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
Many popular histories of the University of Wisconsin focus on the progressive tradition of John Bascom, Robert La Follette, and Charles Van Hise. While the contributions of those leaders have earned their rightful place, they only tell us half the story. Unlike many of its peers, UW-Madison contains both a traditional campus, focused on the liberal arts, as well as a land-grant campus, focused on the agricultural and mechanical arts. This presentation will explain how agricultural science played a crucial role in shaping the identity of the university and, by extension, the Wisconsin Idea.
"Universe of Stories" at a library near you June 3-August 30 • Various times and dates
Visit out your local library to find books and events related to their summer reading program called "Universe of Stories". UW Space Place will be at many libraries this summer to present a program on the myths and legends of the constellations so check your library events calendar and join us for the presentation.