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Friday, October 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 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.
October 1 - "Strawberry DNA" - You may have heard of DNA but have you ever seen it? Extract some DNA from a strawberry and find out how the process works.
October 8 - "Making Moon Craters" - Experiment with making your own impact craters and compare them to actual moon images.
October 15 - "Climbing Bear Toy" - Make a toy that when you pull down on a string, the bear climbs up. Is it magic or science?
Friday, October 21 • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
We're now less than one year from tomorrow will be the Great American Solar Eclipse! On August 21st, 2017 the shadow of the Moon will across the United States creating an event few people get the opportunity to observe - a total solar eclipse!
Here in Madison we we will experience a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering about 80% of the Sun. If you want to observe a total solar eclipse, you will have to plan ahead to do some traveling and reserve a room now.
Galaxy Ride at Space Place Monday, October 10th • 3:00-5:00 pm
Join us as educators and staff from Chicago's Adler Planetarium bring their expertise and activities to Space Place. Touch a space rock, discover why the sky is blue, model galaxies using balloons and toilet paper (yes, toilet paper) and observe the Sun or Moon through a telescope (weather permitting).
Free, no reservations are needed. All ages are welcome!