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.
You are welcome to support our mission by donating at our give page.
Planetarium Members get unlimited access to all shows along with invitations to special members only events! Plans start as low as $15/year. Check them out here.
Fridays, November 3 – December 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sundays, November 26 & December 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
Planetarium | $5
Most objects that we see outside of Earth are dim—devoid of color and texture. In between the void, the small dots of planets, stars and nebulae seem mostly colorless to the naked eye, but when seen with modern telescopes they become colorful gems in the sky. Join us as we explore the electromagnetic spectrum to bring out the true colors of the universe. This show is appropriate for anyone ages 4 and older!
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