Friday Night Shows

Northern Lights | Fridays Nov 4th - Dec 16th

The Friday Night Show highlights a special topic every 4-6 weeks. Shows last about an hour. Tickets are just $4 per person. Past Friday Night Shows are available here.

Our shows start promptly at 7:00pm, so please try to be here 15 – 20 minutes early to purchase tickets and find a good seat.


Northern Lights

Fridays, November 4th – December 16th
7 – 8pm
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building
Tickets $4

Enjoy the radiance of the night sky in Northern Lights, the UWM Planetarium’s newest show. See colorful displays of dancing lights as Director Jean Creighton gives an in depth scientific look on how the aurora borealis happens.

The show includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper and less familiar patterns such as Leo the Lion and Virgo. Audiences are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the program.