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UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium
March 27th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives in Jordan. UWM’s very own Dr. Ahmad Abdelhadi will talk about his country, culture, and connections to the night sky. Enjoy coffee and treats after the program. The program will include an indoor...
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April 5 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm Learn the basics of solar eclipses as we explore the intricate dance between the Sun, Moon, and Earth in anticipation of the solar eclipse occurring on April 8, 2024. Director Jean Creighton will discuss the profound impact the study of solar eclipses has had on scientific discoveries and our...
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  March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI 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. The program will include an...
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March 1, March 8, March 15 , March 23, March 30 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Join us for an exhilarating journey through the cosmos! Immerse yourself in a stunning display of laser lights projected onto our planetarium dome and choreographed to your favorite space-themed music....
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Cupid’s Constellations on February 14 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm Be swept away by stunning images of the cosmos as you listen to tales of love, such as the story of Andromeda and Perseus. The program will include an indoor stargazing session of the night sky followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Not recommended for children...
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Under African Skies February 9 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm / February 16 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm / February 23 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives across the expansive African continent. Each Friday from Feb 9 – 23 will feature a different guest speaker who will talk about their country, culture, and...
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Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon on February 7 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm Learn how the Moon’s cycle determines the Lunar New Year, celebrated worldwide by 2 billion people. Follow Pu Chen through an immersive timeline of the preparation for a traditional Lunar New Year celebration as she presents themes of light, food, music,...
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January 20 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm / January 27 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm / February 3 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm / February 10 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm / February 17 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on...
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April 8 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm It’s Free! Join us on the Skydeck at the UWM Physics building for free public stargazing.  Experience a partial solar eclipse visible from 1:00 to 3:00pm, with peak visibility at approximately 2:00 pm on April 8, 2024. Special glasses will be available for safely viewing the solar eclipse. Visitors...
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February 16, March 22, April 5 from 8:00–9:00 pm It’s Free! Join us on the Skydeck at the UWM Physics building for free public stargazing. Gaze through telescopes at the night sky and view the Moon, planets, star clusters, and other astronomical objects! The Skydeck is located on the 5th floor of the Physics building. Follow...
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