Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Guest Presentation (Recorded)
October 12 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Searching for Spiral Structure in the Milky Way: A Wisconsin Story" by Prof. Robert Benjamin, UW-Whitewater. Figuring out the structure of our own galaxy from the inside is a difficult astronomical problem, but both the first evidence, from 60 years ago, that our Milky Way is a spiral galaxy as well as some of the latest knowledge we have of that structure have been worked out by Wisconsin astronomers. Bob Benjamin will bring us up to date on the structure of the Milky Way.
Washburn Observatory Washburn Observatory will resume public visitor nights beginning 6 October 2021. Face masks will be required inside the building and telescope dome in accordance with UW policy. The observatory will be open, weather permitting, from 7pm until 9pm. Visitors will be admitted at 20 minute intervals in groups of 20 persons or less. Please see the Washburn Observatory web site for more details and Twitter updates on weather conditions.
WI Science Festival October 21-24 • Various times and locations
The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival features events throughout Wisconsin for people of all ages. Activities include hands-on science experiments, live Q&A sessions and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, performances, behind-the-scenes tours and more.