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Party With the Stars
Friday, January 19 • 7:00-8:30 pm Find out what objects are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor program, we will set up telescopes outside for viewing, 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.
Please note that our workshops start promptly at 10:00. If you arrive after the workshop has begun, you may miss the instructions for that day's activity and the science concepts behind it.
January 13 - "The Sky is Falling" - What are the chances that you could get hit by a meteorite? Using a beach ball globe, a piece of paper, and a calculator, you will be able gather data on the likelihood of being hit by a rock from outer space.
January 20 - "Naked Egg Drop" - Design a landing platform that will catch an egg and protect it from breaking.
January 27 - "Paper Towel Test" - Test which type of paper towel absorbs water the best. Which one really is the "quicker picker upper"?
Friday, January 19 • 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 $35 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Wonders of Physics Shows on UW-Madison campus (Chamberlin Hall) February 10-11 & 17-18 • Various times
The Wonders of Physics will once again present their annual show on the weekends of February 10th and 1th1 & 17th and 18th. Free tickets are available using their on-line order form. Reserve them now since tickets go fast!