Birth of the Universe

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Fridays, January 11 – February 22

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

8:15 – 9:15 p.m. 

Explore the origins and development of the cosmos dating back almost 14 billion years. In this live, interactive presentation, visitors will learn about the clues that astronomers use to understand the birth and transformation of the universe, including the motion of distant galaxies and radiation generated by the early universe. The program will include an indoor stargazing session for visitors to enjoy a tour of the local night sky free of light pollution followed by the opportunity to ask questions of astronomer and Planetarium Director, Jean Creighton.

Open House!

Saturday, January 12, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | FREE!

Calling all stargazers and space-enthusiasts to celebrate 52 years of the UWM Planetarium with their annual open house. On Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., the UWM Planetarium will be celebrating the cosmos with a free, public event. Indulge with celebratory cake and a live, indoor presentation and stargazing show that will take audience members on an interactive tour of the night sky free of light pollution.


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Private Shows

Schedule your private show at the planetarium today! Enjoy tours of the night sky as you dive into your favorite astronomical wonders. Private shows are for:

To reserve a program, submit a Request Form at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.



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