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Friday, March 20 • 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.
March 7• "Lava Lamps" Learn about chemical energy by designing and making a lava lamp.
March 14• "Tinkering with Tops" What makes a top spin? Design your own top and see how long you can get it to spin.
March 21• No workshop at Space Place Instead we invite you to visit Science Expeditions on the UW-Madison campus. See below under "Special Events" for more details.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, March 10 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"How to Build a Galaxy in Three Easy Steps"
by Stephen Pardy, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
Galaxies are made of a few key components, like stars, clouds of dust and gas, dark matter, and structures like bars and spiral arms. This presentation will tell us about how interactions between galaxies fuel their growth and discuss the technology astronomers use to simulate the evolution of galaxies.
Friday, May 15 • 7:00-8:00 pm (Sorry, we will not be offering workshop in March or April)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
The planet Jupiter is now opposite the Sun in the sky as seen from Earth. That means that it will be visible in our sky all night long, from sunset to sunrise and a good time to go out and take a look at it in a small telescope or binoculars.