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UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States

February 2018

Stars, Stories, and Rhythms of Africa

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Groove to the beat of African drums as we explore African culture. This lively event will combine a variety of elements such as music, storytelling, dance as well as indoor stargazing.

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September 2018

Haunted Horizons

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$5

Fridays, September 7-October 26 from 7:00-8:00pm and from 8:15-9:15pm. Celebrate spooky with tales of cosmic occurrences that may send a shiver down your spine. Stimulate your sixth sense with events from the deep universe as we dive into the complexities of dark matter, lost space crafts, and other astronomical mysteries. The earlier showing will be targeted for younger audiences while the later showing will be more appropriate for those ready for a thrill! Tickets are $5 general admission and $4…

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August 2019

Stars & S’mores

August 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Join the Planetarium Club at UWM for our annual Fall Welcome Event, Stars & S'mores! With over 400 attendees last year, this event has been a favorite among campus and the community. Enjoy delicious s'mores while getting a chance to see summer constellations both in the Planetarium and through our telescopes. S'mores kits are completely free (one per person while supplies last), and in the case of inclement weather, we will move all stargazing into the Planetarium.

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October 2019

Planescarium

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Settle in for a spooky movie night with the Planetarium Club at UWM. We’re showing two frightening favorites this year: Beetlejuice- 10/30 Halloween (2018)- 10/31 Admission is first come, first served. Donations are encouraged and appreciated.

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Planescarium

October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Settle in for a spooky movie night with the Planetarium Club at UWM. We’re showing two frightening favorites this year: Beetlejuice- 10/30 Halloween (2018)- 10/31 Admission is first come, first served. Donations are encouraged and appreciated.

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November 2019

Celestial Realm: Stars in Ancient Egypt

November 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$6

Travel the River Nile with Dr. Jocelyn Boor, UWM Classics professor, and explore the deep history that inspired one of the world’s most successful civilizations. See the stars from the deserts around Cairo where the pharaohs laid down for their eternal sleep among the gods in the heavens. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If a show has not sold out in advance, you may buy tickets with cash or credit card in the lobby outside of the Planetarium…

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December 2019

Music By the Light of the Stars: Holiday Sing-Along

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$6

Add your voices to the UWM Collegium Musicum, directed by Tim Sterner Miller, as they perform some familiar (and some less familiar) seasonal music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance on period instruments. As part of our “Music By the Light of the Stars” series, UWM Planetarium director Jean Creighton will provide a guided tour of stars and constellations in the winter sky. In this collaborative event, science and the arts meet in an informative and entertaining journey through time…

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Moonlight Meditation

December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Join the Planetarium Club at UWM and the Mediation Group at UWM for a guided meditation under the stars with Warren Garstecki to relieve the stress of winter final exams. This event is FREE and open to all UWM students.

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October 2020

Fantastic Beasts in the Sky

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 24, 2020

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Compete to win the planetarium cup in this Harry Potter and astronomy themed trivia tournament. Use your wizarding wisdom and interstellar intellect to represent your house and become a champion! Register at https://uwm.universitytickets.com/?cid=195

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Fantastic Beasts in the Sky

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2020

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Free

Compete to win the planetarium cup in this Harry Potter and astronomy themed trivia tournament. Use your wizarding wisdom and interstellar intellect to represent your house and become a champion! Register at https://uwm.universitytickets.com/?cid=195

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