Glorious Galaxies

UWM Planetarium

The Manfred Olson Planetarium, located on the UWM campus, presents a variety of astronomy programs open to the general public. In addition, we offer planetarium shows and activities for private groups, such as schools, scouts, and birthday celebrations.

Check the calendar to the right for upcoming events!


Glorious Galaxies

Friday, January 15 – February 26 | 7:00 pm-7:55pm
Planetarium | $3 General Admission

While our own solar system is a mere speck in our galaxy that is approximately 100,000 light years in diameter, there are many more enormous galaxies in existence. In fact, there are over 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe. Join us in exploring the beautiful shapes, collisions, and black holes all related to the unimaginable glory that is a galaxy.


Recent Blog Posts

rsz_wp_20160127_15_23_35_pro We sold some Cosmic Cupcakes (2/1/2016) - To welcome students back from winter break, Planetarium staff sold $1 cupcakes at their self-serve cupcake table. Students, teachers and university visitors stopped by to create nebulae, galaxies, constellations, and even giant frosting globular clusters topped with sprinkles to enjoy!
OpenHouseFriCake Open House was a HUGE Success! (1/24/2016) - Over 300 people joined us for our Open House to kick off the UWM Planetarium’s 50th anniversary. For two days the public was invited to enjoy presentations on some of Director Jean Creighton’s favorite astronomical phenomena from Northern Lights to