University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Jean Creighton, Director
Physics Building 150
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211


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Girl Scouts

Marvel at the beauty of the night sky at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium! Your group may attend public programs on Friday evenings, or arrange for one of our three specially designed age-appropriate programs, described below. Astronomer Jean Creighton is keen to answer your questions and share her excitement about space.

Size of Girl Scout groups:
Minimum of 5 girls and 2 adults, maximum of 40 girls and 20 adults.  To register your group, see the bottom of this page for information to schedule a date that works for you and the planetarium.

Specially Designed Programs:

Stars and Stories (75 min)

WHO: GS Brownies
Be dazzled by a guided tour of the night sky at our planetarium theater and learn how to use stars to find your way.  Be inspire by the myths to create your own constellations.  Astronomer Jean Creighton shares how she got to pursue her dream career.  It's Your Story; Hiker.

Ahh-mazing Night Sky (75 min)

WHO: GS Junior
Be amazed by the stars in our planetarium theater.  Learn some constellations and how to navigate with them.  Find out about light pollution and how to protect beautiful night skies.  Be inspired by astronomer Jean Creighton's story: she came a long way to reach for the stars.  It's Your Planet.

This program contributes to the Journey "It's Your Planet."

Night Owls (80 min)

WHO: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Look at the beautiful starry sky at our planetarium theater and learn to identify ten constellations and 8 bright stars. Find out how to protect the night sky from light pollution. Learn about our current space missions. Ask Jean Creighton your questions about space and about her career path to become an astronomer.

This program contributes to the Cadette Night Owl and the Senior Sky badges.


Programs are $5 for girls and $2 for adults.

How to Register

Contact Jean Creighton at (414)-229-4961 and/or to schedule a date and time that works for you and the planetarium.  The program can be in the evening on a weeknight (Mon-Thu) or during the day (Mon-Sun).  After agreeing on a specific date and time, send a check for the full amount payable to UWM with a note containing:

  1. Your name
  2. Date & time agreed upon
  3. The program you booked
  4. Troop number
  5. Town/City with zip code
  6. Phone number(s) you can be reached at on the day of your visit
  7. Email address
  8. The number of girls and adults

Checks should be sent out 10 business days prior to the date of your scheduled program.

Mail the check and the note to:

          P.O. Box 413
          Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

No refunds for cancellations after deadline (10 business days before the program).

When your check arrives at the Planetarium office, Jean will notify you by email or phone.

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