Thursday, October 9, 2008

UW Space Place - Madison, WI

UW Space Place

My daughter has been to many UW Space Place events through the years with her dad. Today's recommendation comes from Hannah must go to the UW Space Place.

Upcoming events include:

Friday, 10/10 6pm - 3 hours
Harvest Moon Fall Festival at Lussier Familty Heritage Center ]
Join us for star gazing and other activities at the Lussier Family Heritage Center - 3101 Lake Farm Road Cost: $2/person (under 2 is free)

* Take a stroll on our torch-lit trail under the harvest moon and discover the natural world through interpretive presentations on Wisconsin's owls, amphibians, trees, bears, bats and more! * Bid on slient auction items (until 8 p.m.) * Stargaze through telescopes with the UW's University in the Park and Space Place astronomers * Enjoy entertainment and s'mores around the "Howlin' Bonfire!"

Participants can snack on hot dogs, chili, pie and other delicious treats and beverages that will be available for purchase.

Proceeds go towards the recreational facilities and educational programs at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, Capital City State Trail, and Capital Springs Recreation Area.

Saturday Science Workshops
October 11 : "Gummy Greenhouse Gases" - Make pollutants from gumdrops and gobble them up; for children ages 6-10 and their families.

October 18• "What's a Polymer?"
Some are hard and tough, others bend and stretch. Join members of the UW-Madison Chemistry Dept. and find out more about polymers through hands-on experiments.

October 25• "Halloween Science"
Get ready for Halloween with bubbling, screaming, eye-catching science.

Party With the Stars - Friday, 10/17 7 p.m. - 2 hours
Join us at 7:00 pm to find out what interesting sights are visible in the night sky. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served. Then from 8-9:00 pm we will set up telescopes on our rooftop deck to view the stars and other interesting objects in the night sky (weather permitting). All ages are welcome!

Location: 2300 S Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin

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