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!
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¡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.
Special for show on Friday, May 6th
We are having two shows this Friday, one at 7:00pm and another at 8:15pm.
Light Caribbean snacks will be served!