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!


The Celestial Celebration was everything we hoped for and more. A blog post containing event photos can be found here!

You are welcome to support our mission by donating at our give page.


We have received a matching grant of $2,500! Please consider donating online here. This will help us Make our Rocket leap!


¡Se fue la luz! A Night Under the Caribbean Sky

Fridays, March 25 – May 6, 2016 | 7:00pm – 7:55pm
Planetarium | $3 General Admission

Groove to the music of the tropics in A Night Under the Caribbean Sky, presented by the UWM Planetarium and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Recorded and live stirring percussion performances featuring Cecilio Negrón and his youth drummers from Proyecto Bembe, a local non-profit music education program funded by CLACS, will transport the UWM Planetarium into a cultural retreat across the Caribbean. Audiences will learn about three distinct cultures: Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico. The journey will unfold Fridays, March 25 through May 6, 2016. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased 30 minutes before the beginning of the show.


Recent Blog Posts

featured2 Celestial Celebration – A Night to Remember (4/27/2016) - The Celestial Celebration to honor the 50th anniversary of the UWM Planetarium was everything we hoped for and more. What an elegant occasion!
Caribbean Show 1 A Night Under the Caribbean Sky (4/14/2016) - Spring break may be over, but you can still head to the blue skies and waters of the tropics with the UWM Planetarium’s new Friday night show, A Night Under the Caribbean Sky.

A Celestial Celebration Banner Come Join the Celestial Celebration! (2/29/2016) - On Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00pm to 9:30pm we will be hosting a Celestial Celebration to honor the opening of the Planetarium doors 50 years ago.