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UWM Planetarium

The Manfred Olson Planetarium, located on the UWM campus, presents a variety of astronomy programs open to the general public. In addition, we offer planetarium shows and activities for private groups, such as schools, the Girl Scouts, and birthday celebrations. See our Events Calendar for information about our exciting astronomy programs!


On September 27, 2014 starting at 1:00pm, UW-Milwaukee will be holding its first ever TEDx UWMilwaukee in ACL 120, UW-Milwaukee. Jean Creighton will be amongst the first set of speakers so make sure to come within the first hour of the event so you don’t miss her talk! Tickets are just $20 to hear from 20 different speakers on varying topics (see website for list). Jean will be talking about her experiences that led her to become an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador for NASA on the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Doors will open to the general public starting at 12:00 pm. The first speaker session will begin at 1pm. There will be two separate hour-long breaks throughout the event. During the second break food will be provided, while at 8:30pm after the talks, a reception will be held (tickets are still available for purchase by the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis at the event for $10). For more information about this event and purchasing tickets please visit


Tickets for Friday Night Shows are now $3 each.  Click here if you would like to "lock in" the old $2 price for a limited time. 

September Newsletter

Public Programs

Friday Night Show - Just $3. A special topic every 4-6 weeks.
AstroBreak - Free! See schedule for list of topics.
Stargazing - Free! Peer through a telescope at the night sky!