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Shooting Stars and Meteor Showers (Virtual Event)

August 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

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Shooting Stars and Meteor Showers August 5 and 7

Many know shooting stars for the striking trails of light they give off, but their name is misleading since they are not shooting nor are they stars. These light trails, also known as meteors, are fragments of either comets or asteroids. When our Earth travels through the orbit of a comet, we are treated to a dazzling meteor shower. Dr. Jean Creighton, Director of the UWM Planetarium, will describe how and when are the best times to see shooting stars. Registration is required for this virtual event. All are welcome, although the program is targeted for those ages five and older.

Tickets are offered on a “pay what you can” sliding scale.

We realize that not everyone may be in a financial position to support us. We still want you to join us in any case. If you are in a position to purchase tickets, you are supporting our talented team of undergraduate students who help design our programs (including this one) and assist with many other aspects of our operations. 

Bonus offer: Pay $15 and get an individual membership with your ticket (a $50 value). A membership gets you free access to all of our shows for one year (online and at the planetarium when we resume in-person programming).


August 5, 2020
7:00 pm


UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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