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.
Odyssey under the Stars
We are pleased to announce a second performance of Odyssey under the Stars this Sunday (October 23rd) from 3:30 – 4:30pm. This event is FREE to the public, and is at the UWM Planetarium. Click here for more information about the show.
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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.
Rock and Rockets
Sunday, November 13th | 3 – 5:30pm
Planetarium | FREE Event
A far-out 1960s-themed party with stars and music. The event will include fun music from the era featuring The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations and The Supremes.
Get Blown Away | Shows at 3:15, 4 and 4:45pm
Relive the 60s with a show celebrating its culture and achievements followed by indoor stargazing and a 10-minute Q&A session. Expect space exploration, revolutions, Star Trek, James Bond, and many other iconic moments from the era. No favorite moment will go missed.