The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is located in the Physics building on the UW-Milwaukee campus. Our Friday Night Shows and special events are open to the public. See our Calendar for upcoming events. We also book private programs for Birthday Parties, Schools, and more!
Did you know that many names of stars are Arabic? Join us in celebrating Arab culture and its many contributions to astronomy. Guest speakers Lina Badwan and Mohamed Maache will give a personal account of their homelands, Palestine and Algeria. Gaze at the starry night sky as astronomer Jean Creighton shares her favorite story from One Thousand and One Nights.
Enjoy a live musical performance from as you gaze at the night sky! UWM Collegium Musicum musicians will play on period instruments such as viols, recorders, lutes, and other instruments from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that first landed humans on the Moon!
Check out our Apollo 50 event series. Most events free and all are open to the public