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  • Orbiting Earth
    Learn about the groundbreaking discoveries we’ve made from International Space Station over the past 20 years.

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

From growing plants to water filtration and microgravity combustion, learn about the groundbreaking discoveries we’ve made from our continuous human presence on the International Space Station for the past 20 years.

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

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.