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Party With the Stars
Friday, March 17 • 8:00-9:30 pm 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.
February 25 - "Plastic Milk" - Making plastic from milk? Yes, the same milk that you drink can be turned into a plastic toy. Experiment with finding the best recipe for making plastic.
March 4 - "Moon Sand" - It's not play-doh, it's not sand...it's moon sand! It's dough that sticks together and can be molded into different shapes. See if you can make the best "moon sand".
March 11 - "Building Bridges" - Which type of bridge can carry a greater load? A suspension or a simple beam bridge? Find out more about both types and then experiment to find the answer.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, March 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"The Turbulent World of Astrophysics"
by Prof. Alex Lazarian, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
Turbulence is a key concept for understanding much of the world around us, from the sugar in your tea to the atmospheres of stars. Prof. Lazarian will discuss how the physics of turbulence helps us understand many processes we see happening in the universe.
Friday, March 17 • 7:00-8:00 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 email@example.com to register for the workshop.
What are the top ten astronomical events you don't want to miss this year? One is, of course, the Great American Eclipse in August but here are nine others you might want to watch for throughout the upcoming year.
Science Expeditions on UW-Madison campus (Various locations) Friday, March 31st - Sunday, April 2nd • Check schedule for times
Come explore UW-Madison—your public land-grant research university—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 & places all year round.
All events are free and open to the public. Parking is available.