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September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDTFree
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
Join us for Doors Open Milwaukee! We will offer free 20-minute-long stargazing shows inside the planetarium every 45 minutes. Shows will be at 10:15 am, 11 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm, 1:15 pm, 2 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:15 pm.
For questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the confined space of the planetarium, we strongly recommend that our visitors wear masks when visiting the planetarium, regardless of vaccination status.
The Manfred Olson Planetarium is housed in the Department of Physics at UWM. Built in 1965, the Planetarium opened its doors in 1966 and was named after Manfred Olson (1903-1966), a professor of physics from 1931 to 1963. The theater is equipped with a Spitz A3P optomechanical projector that projects stars, planets, the Sun, and the Moon on the Planetarium’s 30-foot dome. Dr. Jean Creighton became director of the Planetarium in 2007 with the dream of heightening its visibility by offering astronomical programs to the general public and to private groups such as scout and school groups. Dr. Creighton developed creative and engaging programs, such as the Friday Night Show, AstroBreak, stargazing, and special events. Under her directorship, interest and attendance at the Planetarium has skyrocketed, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to share in her enthusiasm and love for astronomy!