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ECLIPSE GLASSES will be for sale ($2 each) at Space Place on Friday, August 18th at 7:00 pm while supply lasts. Limit 2 pair per family.
Party With the Stars "Return of the Corona"
Friday, August 18 • 8:00-9:30 pm Jim Lattis will explain why we have eclipses of various sorts, why some of them seem so rare, and what we can expect from this one. The talk will also cover safe methods of observing the eclipse and what viewers in Wisconsin should expect.
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.
No Saturday workshops until September - enjoy the summer! Saturday Science Workshops will take a hiatus over the summer months. We will resume again in the fall.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, September 12 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Chemical Origins of Biological Information and Function"
by Prof. John Yin, UW-Madison Chemical and Biological Engineering
Although it is now well established how amino acids, the simplest chemical building blocks of life, could arise in diverse earth-like and extra-terrestrial environments, there remain key gaps in our knowledge of how such building blocks could self-organize into living cells. Prof. Yin will discuss these gaps and share current approaches to address them in the laboratory.
Telescope Workshop (August's workshop in now full. Our next workshop will be on October 20th)
Friday, August 18 • 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 email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Solar Eclipse Glasses for sale at Space Place Friday, August 18 • 7:00 pm (while supply lasts)
We will have a limited supply of eclipse glasses on hand to sell on Friday (8/18) at 7:00 pm. Please note that sales are limited to two pairs per family (glasses can easily be shared to view the partial eclipse from Madison, which lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes). Given the significant demand, we expect to sell out of glasses early. Please understand that we cannot make any guaranty of availability.
Don't have glasses? See above for how you can view the eclipse using a pinhole projector.