Busy April Schedule At UWM Planetarium

Busy April Schedule At UWM Planetarium

The remainder of April includes a busy schedule of events at the UWM Planetarium. Most events are scheduled to be held in person the Milwaukee campus.

Due to the confined space of the planetarium, we strongly recommend that our visitors wear masks when visiting the planetarium, regardless of vaccination status.

Solar System Expedition

Date: Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30, 2022

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: UWM Planetarium

Cost: $6 General/$5 UWM Students

Registration Link: https://uwm.universitytickets.com/?cid=195

Bring the family for an interactive tour of our cosmic neighborhood, the Solar System, where you will marvel at the Sun’s powerful flares, Jupiter’s swirling storms, and Saturn’s intriguing moons. Travel to the icy worlds of the Kuiper Belt and behold the latest discoveries from Juno and New Horizons. This program is appropriate for ages 4 and up and includes an indoor stargazing session of the night sky free of light pollution.

For questions about this event, please email planetarium@uwm.edu.

Milwaukee Shapes The Universe

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Co-Sponsor(s): UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

Guest Presenter(s): Dr. Prasenjit Guptasarma

Registration Link: https://uwm.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1794

Join a virtual panel discussion focused on space research and technologies being innovated in Milwaukee, hosted by the UWM Planetarium and UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. UW-Milwaukee researchers will share their latest technologies and ideas around space tech and innovation.

This week’s featured speaker is UW-Milwaukee physics professor Dr. Prasenjit Guptasarma, whose research involves unconventional magnetism and superconductivity, quantum materials, and materials for energy sustainability. Dr. Guptasarma’s team is investigating the creation of new materials to replace components in batteries that come from high-conflict areas of the world. Such batteries have applications in everything from cell phones and computers to high-level components of space travel infrastructure.

As a Condensed Matter Physicist and a Materials Scientist, Guptasarma seeks to elucidate the fundamental quantum physics behind unusual electronic and magnetic properties of materials. His research group’s work helps predict, discover, and commercialize new materials with wide-ranging applications in advanced electronic devices.

The panel will be moderated by Planetarium Director Jean Creighton. We’ll take questions at the end of the program through the chat. Not recommended for children under 4. For questions about this event, please email planetarium@uwm.edu.

Secret Lives Of Planets

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: UWM Planetarium

Cost: $6 General/Free for UWM Students

Registration Link: https://uwm.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1793

Celebrate Earth Day with a journey to each planet in our Solar System to explore the mysteries that lie within and learn what it would be like to call another planet home. Behold the latest discoveries such as Jupiter’s ever-changing storms, Saturn’s intriguing moons, and Mars’ potential for life.

The program will include an indoor stargazing session of the night sky followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Not recommended for children under 4. For questions about this event, please email planetarium@uwm.edu.

Constellations Of The Zodiac: Taurus

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: UWM Planetarium

Cost: $6 General/$5 UWM Students 

Registration Link: https://uwm.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1785

Delve into the astronomy and mythology behind the zodiac and learn how to find your zodiac constellation in the night sky. In this live, interactive show, we will explore the stories and science of the zodiac constellations with a focus on what makes this month’s constellation, Taurus, unique.

The program will include an indoor stargazing session of the night sky followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Not recommended for children under 4. For questions about this event, please email planetarium@uwm.edu.

Story posted April 11, 2022