The Manfred Olson Planetarium, located on the UWM campus, presents a variety of astronomy programs open to the public. In addition, we offer planetarium shows and activities for private groups, such as schools, scouts, and birthday celebrations.
The UWM Planetarium is open to the public during specific scheduled programs; please see the calendar to the right. Private programs for groups by appointment.
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Fridays, November 4 – December 16, 2016 | 7 – 8pm
Planetarium | $4 General Admission
Enjoy the radiance of the night sky in Northern Lights, the UWM Planetarium’s newest show. See colorful displays of dancing lights as Director Jean Creighton gives an in depth scientific look on how the aurora borealis happens.
The show includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper and less familiar patterns such as Leo the Lion and Virgo. Audiences are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the program.