Great Upcoming Events At UWM Planetarium

Great Upcoming Events At UWM Planetarium

The UWM Planetarium connects the community to the beauty of the night sky and the wonders of the cosmos through live, interactive programs that engage audiences in entertaining, innovative, and accessible ways. By bringing people together, we spark curiosity and share science in a welcoming atmosphere for all.

The planetarium has a number of great events scheduled for the first month of school. These events are great for student, families and anyone else that wants to be a part of the UWM community. Plus, a planetarium show is again on the schedule for Family Weekend.

Stars n’ S’mores

Date: Wednesday, September 1 and Friday, September 3, 2021

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Physics Courtyard

Cost: Free

Join the UWM Planetarium for our popular outdoor event, Stars & S’mores! Enjoy eating delicious s’mores and relax outside while gazing at summer constellations through our telescopes. S’mores kits are free (one per person while supplies last). This event is open to the public. For questions, please email

Outdoor Movie – Hidden Figures

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Pangea Courtyard

Cost: Free

Join the space race! Compete in the Pounce Panther helicopter challenge and enjoy a free movie screening of Hidden Figures. The movie starts at 8:00 p.m. in the Pangea Hall courtyard. Bring a blanket or a chair. For questions, please email This event is cosponsored by the UWM Planetarium, Multicultural Network, Student Involvement, and the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. In the event of rain, we will host the movie in the Fireside Lounge.

Doors Open

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: UWM Planetarium

Cost: Free

Join us for Doors Open Milwaukee! We will offer free 20-minute-long stargazing shows inside the planetarium every 45 minutes. Shows will be at 10:15 am, 11 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm, 1:15 pm, 2 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:15 pm. For questions, please email

Story posted August 27, 2021