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  • Fantastic Beasts in the Sky
    Compete to win the planetarium cup in this Harry Potter and astronomy themed trivia tournament!

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.

Due to COVID-19, our operations have changed. We are not holding in-person public events; see our calendar for upcoming virtual events. We are also accepting private reservations.


Featured Virtual Events

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a virtual star party in Chile led by astronomer Antonio Hales of the ALMA Observatory.

Fantastic Beasts in the Sky

Compete to win the planetarium cup in this Harry Potter and astronomy themed trivia tournament. Use your wizarding wisdom and interstellar intellect to represent your house and become a champion!

Virtual Shows

The Vision of the UWM Planetarium: Sparking Curiosity About Stars and Inspiring Community Conversations

Catch a glimpse of the history and growth of the UWM Planetarium in a new article written by UW-Milwaukee graduate and former planetarium staff member Allison Beebe.