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!
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
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 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. We sold some Cosmic Cupcakes (2/1/2016) - To welcome students back from winter break, Planetarium staff sold $1 cupcakes at their self-serve cupcake table. Students, teachers and university visitors stopped by to create nebulae, galaxies, constellations, and even giant frosting globular clusters topped with sprinkles to enjoy! Open House was a HUGE Success! (1/24/2016) - Over 300 people joined us for our Open House to kick off the UWM Planetarium’s 50th anniversary. For two days the public was invited to enjoy presentations on some of Director Jean Creighton’s favorite astronomical phenomena from Northern Lights to