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

Gravitational-Waves Beyond #Einsteinwasright (2/13/2016) - A billion years ago, in a distant galaxy, two black holes , each roughly 30 times heavier than the Sun, were hurling toward each other at more than half the speed of light and merged into one black hole.
Goodie Bags Eyes Alight with Cupids Constellations (2/12/2016) - Eyes were alight with excitement and wonder and Jean Creighton, director of the UWM Planetarium, delivered tales of passion underneath the glimmering Planetarium stars
Evidence_of_Disk The Stunning Spectacle of Glorious Galaxies (2/12/2016) - Glorious Galaxies, the new Friday Night Show, draws in audiences to learn about and enjoy some of the most beautiful celestial bodies. Stunning photographs of galaxies such as the Andromeda Galaxy and the Sombrero Galaxy bring them to life.