There will be 2 showings of Moon’s and Myths tonight, one show at 7:00pm and one at 8:15pm. Buy tickets HERE!

UWM Planetarium

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.


Moons and Myths

Fridays, September 8 – October 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Planetarium | $5

Buy tickets online here: uwmplanetarium.eventbrite.com

Take a trip through some of the Solar System’s many moons and explore their hidden secrets. Visit moons like Saturn’s Titan, the only moon known to have flowing liquid on its surface, or Jupiter’s Europa, one of our best candidates for other life in our Solar System. Also enjoy beautiful stories and myths that inspired their names.


Mother Earth-Father Sky:
the Taino Culture

Wednesday, September 27
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Planetarium | FREE!

Experience the Pre-Columbian culture of Puerto Rico with two shows at the Manfred Olson Planetarium to accommodate different schedules. The first show will start at 7:00 pm and the second at 8:30 pm. Live music will be performed at 8pm. The show features information on the Taino culture, real artifacts from the period, a special star show at the latitude of Puerto Rico, and free refreshments.


60 Years of Sputnik

Wednesday, October 4
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Planetarium | FREE!

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch as it took its place among the stars as the world’s first manmade satellite. We remember its role in the Space Race as Sputnik sent back information that provided the foundation for future artificial satellites and the dawn of the Space Age.


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