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Party With the Stars
Friday, January 20 • 7:00-8:30 pm 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.
January 14 - "Density Drink" - Learn more about density as you experiment with different flavors of juices... and you get to drink your final product
January 21 - "Taking Things Apart" - How do electrical appliances work? We'll take some apart and see what makes them tick.
January 28 - "Heavy Lifting" - Build a tabletop lever and find out how much effort it takes to lift an object using it. You might be surprised at how much you can lift!
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, February 14 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Venus: Mythos, History, and Future"
by Zachary Pace, UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
In honor of Valentine's Day, this month's presentation will be about the planet Venus. For as long as civilization has existed, Venus has played an important cultural role. Since the advent of space travel, however, our curiosity about "Earth's twin" has only intensified. Come explore Venus's origin, history, significance to humanity, and continuing scientific value.
Friday, January 20 • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
What are the top ten astronomical events you don't want to miss this year? One is, of course, the Great American Eclipse in August but here are nine others you might want to watch for throughout the upcoming year.