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  • Moving to Mars, Live Online Program
    See what it will take to live on the Red Planet!

The UWM Manfred Olson 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.

Please note that we are closed to in-person visits through July 31. See our calendar for upcoming virtual events. We are also accepting virtual private reservations. Email us at for more info.

We are located in the Physics building on the UW-Milwaukee campus and are open during public events and by private reservation.


Featured Virtual Events

Moving to Mars, Live Online Program

Friday, July 10 @ 7 p.m., Sunday, July 12 @ 2p.m., Wednesday, July 15 @ 7 p.m.

NASA is working to send humans to Mars, and the launch of the Perseverance rover is the next step in their ambitious plan! Dr. Jean Creighton, Director of the UWM Planetarium, will explore what we’ve learned about the habitability of the red planet and how we are preparing for this next great space adventure. Registration is required for this virtual event. All are welcome, although the program is targeted for those ages five and older.

Moving to Mars activity challenge

Join the fun with our at-home Moving to Mars activities–fun for adults and kids alike! Complete all the activities and get your own Mars badge and a FREE 1-year planetarium membership!

Stars Have Stories Series

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, is a lullaby known by many, yet how much do you really know about the stars above? Astronomer Dr. Jean Creighton, director of UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium, explores these glittering bursts of light we see each night in each 10 minute episode of her Stars Have Stories series, perfect for children of all ages!