Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for
children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
September 21 - "Pinball Machine" Use simple machines (a lever and inclined plane) to design and build a pinball machine.
September 28 - "Copper Cleaner" Experiment with making the best cleaner to make your old pennies sparkle again.
October 5 - "Paper Airplanes" Learn more about the basics of flight by making and comparing paper airplanes..
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 8 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Taming the Energy of Stars"
John Sarff, UW Department of Physics
Nuclear fusion is one of the most important processes in the Universe.
It caused the creation of the elements that form the Earth, and it
continues to stir the evolution of matter. As a terrestrial energy
source, it could forever supply the world's growing energy needs with
reduced environmental impact. Despite decades of research, fusion power
plants do not yet exist. This talk will provide an overview of the
status and some of the basic challenges for terrestrial fusion power.
Learn to Star Gaze at Ripp Park in Waunakee Tuesday, September 24 • 7:30-8:30 pm
The Waunakee Village Center is partnering with us to bring you this FREE stargazing event at Ripp Park! The program will begin just after sunset with a 20-30 minute presentation and slide show about what's currently visible in the night sky, followed by a chance for everyone to view and identify astronomical objects through our telescopes (if the sky is clear).
Some picnic tables are available, but feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets. You will not want to miss this fun, family event!
All ages welcome, but adult supervision is required for ages 12 and under. Even though this is a free event, please pre-register with Waunakee Parks so enough materials are available.