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Friday, November 21 • 7:00-8:30 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.
November 22 • "The Power of Wind" How can we use wind to lift a weight? Design and build a wind turbine that will lift a cup of pennies.
November 29 • "Thanksgiving in Space" Join us for our annual Thanksgiving feast - astronaut style. How would food be different in space? Bring your appetite and see if you could stomach being an astronaut.
Telescope Workshop (This month's workshop is filled. We will have another on Friday, December 19th.)
Friday, November 21 • 6:00-7:00 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 $25 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Please email email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Travel with the WI Alumni Association to Chile and tour "The Skies of the Southern Hemisphere"
This is a unique opportunity to tour renowned observatories, enjoy the scenery of the Andean north, visit Chile's wine country, and observe the southern skies through telescopes. Go behind the scenes of some of the most advanced and largest observatories in the world and learn about cutting edge research from faculty members of the UW Astronomy Department. This is the trip of a lifetime you won't want to miss!
Family Science Night at Space Place
Friday, December 5 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Several community organizations (including the Urban League of Greater Madison and the Goodman South Madison Library) have partnered with us to offer an exciting family evening of stimulating scientific information, hands-on activities, and amazing experiments. Explore everything from astronomy to zebrafish.