Friday Night Shows

Salsa Dancing Under the Stars

Friday, October 1, 2021
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
UWM Planetarium

Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a night of dancing and stars. Enjoy a demonstration by Salsa Organica followed by salsa lessons from UWM dance instructor Krislyn World in the courtyard outside of the Physics building. When you need a break, pop into the planetarium for storytelling and stargazing shows at 6:10 pm or 7:20 pm. 

Culturas Celestiales

Culturas Celestiales (Virtual)

Fridays, October 8-29, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
YouTube Livestream

Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives throughout Latin America. Each Friday features a different guest speaker who will talk about a region dear to their heart including its culture and connections to the night sky. 


October 8: David Pacifico (Peru)
October 15: Guilherme Marranghello (Brazil)
October 22: Antonio Hales (Chile)
October 29: Nancy Bird-Soto (Puerto Rico)

Artemis: Return to the Moon

Artemis: Return to the Moon (Virtual)

Friday, November 5, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
YouTube Livestream

After 50 years, NASA is sending people back to the Moon! Through the Artemis program, humans will visit the lunar surface to develop a long-term sustainable habitat in the hopes of expanding human exploration to Mars.

Secret Lives of Planets

Secret Lives of Planets (Virtual)

Friday, November 26, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
YouTube Livestream

Journey to each planet to gather clues and explore the mysteries that lie within. Behold the latest discoveries of several spacecraft from Juno to Curiosity that puzzle us such as Jupiter’s ever-changing storms, Saturn’s intriguing moons, and Mars’ potential for life.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights (Virtual)

Friday, December 17, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
YouTube Livestream

Enjoy the radiance of the night sky and colorful displays of dancing lights with a behind-the-scenes tour of the science behind one of nature’s most remarkable light shows.