Haunted Horizons

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Fridays, September 7 – October 26

7:00pm – 8:00pm SPOOKY

8:15pm – 9:15pm VERY SPOOKY

Celebrate spooky with tales of cosmic occurrences that may send a shiver down your spine. Stimulate your sixth sense with events from the deep universe as we dive into the complexities of dark matter, lost space crafts, and other astronomical mysteries. The earlier showing will be targeted for younger audiences while the later showing will be more appropriate for those ready for a thrill! Tickets are $5 general admission and $4 current UWM students



Celestial Aztec

September 26 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm


In 1519, the Aztec Empire was the most powerful Mesoamerican Kingdom. Explore the Aztec’s legacy in astronomy and culture under the stars. FREE

6:00 & 7:30 pm: Live Planetarium Programs

7:00-7:30 pm: Performance & Refreshments

Journey to the Stars

The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is located on 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. in the Physics building. With over 12,000 visitors annually, the Planetarium is a center for both astronomy education and appreciation. A variety of programs are available to the public including AstroBreaks, Friday Night Shows, and Stargazing on select evenings throughout the year. Please check out calendar below for a current list of events. We offer many types of private programs, including (but not limiting to): School Programs, Birthday Parties, and Scout Groups.

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Events for week of September 23, 2018

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Sun 23rd

Doors Open

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 26th

Celestial Aztec

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Fri 28th

Haunted Horizons

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Haunted Horizons

September 28 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Sat 29th
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Private Parties

We invite you and your private group to explore astronomical topics at the Manfred Olson Planetarium theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Private shows are for:

  • Large groups of people (more than 20), who might not fit on a Friday night show
  • Summer camps
  • Groups who would prefer to visit at a time other than Friday at 7:00 pm
  • People who are celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or other special events
  • Groups with special needs (physical, mental, behavioral disabilities)
  • Scout groups, who have special requirements for badges

If you want to request a private party reservation, please use our Plan a Trip tool.


We invite your school group to explore astronomical topics at the Manfred Olson Planetarium theater! This page provides planning information and resource materials to make the most of your visit. We appreciate your feedback!

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