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Party With the Stars
Friday, June 16 • 8:00-9:30 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.
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, June 13 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"Micrometeorites: The Extraterrestrials in Your Back Yard"
UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
Every day about 100 tons of cosmic dust rain down upon the surface of the Earth. In this session we will explain how you can go hunting for space rocks in your own back yard. We will explore the phenomenon of micrometeorites and their journey from space to your flower bed.
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.
Universe in the Park resumes for 2017 Various dates throughout the summer • Check state parks for times & locations
Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. A typical UitP session begins just after sunset with a talk and slide show about astronomy. At the conclusion of the talk, weather permitting, we set up a telescope and provide park visitors the opportunity to view available astronomical objects.