Planetarium Events Continue This Summer

Planetarium Events Continue This Summer

UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium continues to offer a variety of shows and special events this summer.

July evens include Life of a Star, Summer Stars, and a canoe trip down the Milwaukee River to view a full moon.

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

For questions about events, please email planetarium@uwm.edu.

Life of a Star

Date: Fridays, July 8 – 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/?cid=195

We are made of stars: Discover how stars fused the chemical elements in our bodies. In this live, interactive show, marvel at the dramatic changes of stars as they transform from stellar nurseries to exotic objects such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.

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.

July 9 – 30, 2022: Summer Stars 

Date: Saturdays, July 9 – 30, 2022

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: UWM Planetarium

Cost: $6 General/$5 UWM Students

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

Find popular summer constellations in the night sky and learn the stories behind them, such as the Big Bear, Hercules, and the Summer Triangle. This program is appropriate for ages 4 and up and includes an indoor stargazing session of the night sky free of light pollution.

July 13, 2022: Full Moon Canoe 

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Milwaukee Rowing Club Boat House 1990 N Commerce Street

Cost: $35 (UEC Members)/$45 General Public

Co-Sponsor(s): Urban Ecology Center

Registration Link: https://calendar.urbanecologycenter.org/event/full-moon-canoe-2/

Paddle down the Milwaukee River with UWM’s Planetarium Director, Jean Creighton. While enjoying the full Moon above you’ll learn about our nearest celestial neighbor, other exotic moons in the solar system, and more intriguing objects scattered through space from an expert astronomer. Meet at the Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N Commerce St.). Registration and non-refundable payment required by 5 p.m. the day before the event. Personal boats are not allowed in all our paddling programs.