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.
Music Under the Stars
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 pm
Planetarium | $4
Dance and sing along with us as we explore the Middle Ages and Renaissance period with period instruments such as lutes, recorders and viols. Music will be by Arcadelt, Byrd, Dowland, Merulo, and more.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 pm
Planetarium | FREE!
Astrophotography has inspired incredibly beautiful imagery from around the world. Amateur astronomers, researchers with the Hubble, and everyone in between can appreciate the stunning photos you can capture in the cosmos.