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Friday, August 21 • 8:00-9:30 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 every Saturday 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 for
any of the workshops but attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people.
July 25 • "UV Light" Experiment with ultraviolet light by making things glow in the dark and seeing how much UV light you are getting from the sun.
August 1 • No Workshop at Space Place Join us instead at the WI Institutes for Discovery for "Saturday Science: Rainbows, Light Waves & Magnets". See below under "Special Events" for more information.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, August 11 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Evolution of Weather Measurements: Where does the data come from?"
Dr. Nadia Smith, Researcher at Space Science & Engineering Center
The University of WI has been central in the design and construction of instruments that measure the weather. Today they are mounted on spacecraft, aircraft, in vehicles and at fixed sites.
Dr. Smith will give a historic overview of the instruments and science behind weather data and address questions such as: "Why do satellite measurements not solve all our weather data needs?" What does it take to measure a complex systems such as weather? What are the challenges given this age of easy data?
Friday, October 16 • 7:00-8:00 pm (Sorry, we will not have workshops in August or September.)
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 $25 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Saturday Science at the WI Institutes for Discovery Town Center
Saturday, August 1 • 10:00-noon
Discover some of the forces that power our world at this free family event.
Here are just a few of the activities: make a rainbow of colors by mixing light; model how microwaves track storm fronts; paint with a laser and watch your picture disappear; experience the invisible might of a magnet and tune in to radio waves.