Blog Archive


Solar Eclipse Parking and Transportation (8/17/2017) - Our Solar Eclipse event is coming up this Monday, and to avoid confusion here is a guide to making sure your eclipse day doesn’t get bogged down by logistics. If you are coming by car we recommend parking in the
Planetarium Director Jean Creighton Honored for Astronomical Accomplishments (6/27/2017) - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents recognized her efforts with the 2017 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award during its meeting in Milwaukee on June 9.
The Seasons of Japan (5/31/2017) - The Spring Festival this year celebration was stellar! It began with volunteer students from the Japanese program staffing tables with calligraphy, origami, kimonos, computer games, rice balls, and other delicious snacks. One of the pre-show highlights was an APOP performance
Astronomy Magazine Editors speak at Manfred Olson Planetarium (5/17/2017) - Astronomy Magazine’s David Eicher and Michael Bakich spoke at the UWM Planetarium on Wednesday evening, May 10, 2017, to an enthusiastic crowd. Editor-in-Chief David’s talk, “The New Cosmos: Astronomy’s Big Discoveries” offered a glance into the biggest developments in the
Meet Aragorn Quinn from an Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun (4/16/2017) - Dr. Aragorn Quinn is an assistant professor for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at UWM. He's one of the presenters for our Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun show.
Astrophotography for Beginners (4/13/2017) - Ever wanted to take a picture of the stars? Did you try and it didn’t turn out so well? Astrophotography expert Dennis Roscoe will be at the planetarium on April 26 from 7 – 8 p.m to show what it
UWM Planetarium 2016 Report (4/13/2017) - Our 2016 report is now available on our website and features highlights from Jean’s milestone 10th year as director. A soft copy of the report was available to a select few when we had our 10 Years of Stars and
Meet Dr. Hilary K. Snow from an Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun (3/24/2017) - Who is she? Dr. Hilary K. Snow is a faculty member of the Honors College at UW-Milwaukee teaching courses on Asian studies, art history, and museums. She was the ASIANetwork/Luce Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in Asian Studies and Art History at
Melissa Sears (3/23/2017) - Melissa Sears is the girl behind the camera and our social media. Although she may be quiet during meetings and in crowds, her amazing personality shines through any time she’s comfortable with you: just be prepared for snarky comments. Our
Lei with the Stars (3/18/2017) - We celebrated Spring Break a week early as we drank our POG with umbrellas and wore flowers in our hair. Inside the planetarium dome, we traveled from Milwaukee to Hawaii and back. The trip included videos curated of dancers, surfers, and