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.
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Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun
Fridays, March 24 – May 5, 2017 at 7 pm
Planetarium | $4
Say konnichiwa to our Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun show. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking imagery of Japan through all four seasons as you learn about festivals and Japanese mythology. The show will be held in the planetarium Fridays at 7 p.m. from March 24 to May 5, 2017.
Join us for the free Spring Festival at 6 p.m. before each show. Each week offers a new set of activities including calligraphy practice, traditional Japanese games, and video skit presentations.
“The New Cosmos: Astronomy’s Big Discoveries” & “The Dark Side of Science: Total Eclipse”
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7 pm
Planetarium | FREE!
Join us for two special talks by editors of Astronomy Magazine. First will be “The New Cosmos: Astronomy’s Big Discoveries” followed by a talk specifically on solar eclipses titled, “The Dark Side of Science: Total Eclipse”. The 2017 Solar Eclipse is coming quite soon and this is a great opportunity to learn all about it!