We celebrated Spring Break a week early as we drank our POG with umbrellas and wore flowers in our hair. Inside the planetarium dome, we traveled from Milwaukee to Hawaii and back. The trip included videos curated of dancers, surfers, and the natural sights of birds and volcanoes of the area.
Director Jean Creighton reflected back on her own personal experiences in Hawaii from when she first saw the Milky Way to the mangoes that fell off trees. She also discussed her academic experiences at the observatories in Hawaii and with her mentor, George Mitchell.
As we explored the night sky in Milwaukee, we saw familiar stars and constellations. Hawaii brought a new language of stars as we learned how to say Moon and Jupiter in Hawaiian, saw the stars that form the southern cross and other constellations native to Hawaii.