Planetarium audience

Manfred Olson Planetarium

Connecting the community to the beauty of the night sky and wonders of the cosmos

Our Mission

The UWM 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. Whether you’re a student, family, or member of the community, we welcome you! Learn more about the UWM Planetarium.

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The grid below shows the next nine events. Click here to see all upcoming events, or on the View the Entire Planetarium Calendar button below the grid.

Jean’s Corner

The staff of the Planetarium stand in front of its doors.

Dear UWM Planetarium friends,

The Year of Space started strong: a Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Mae Jemison, a solar eclipse (even if the weather was iffy), and a celebration of the centennial of the first planetarium. We gratefully acknowledge the support from the College of Letters and Science to purchase 10,000 solar eclipse glasses that we have been distributing in our community, as well as our sponsors Milwaukee Eye Care and SolEnergy.

I continue to enjoy the smaller things, too: the excitement of a new show opening, the hum of school group requests, and the work we have done for Indigenous Voices.

I hope to see you soon under the stars,


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