Fall 2013 Shows
AstroBreaks are free planetarium shows from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on select Wednesdays. All are welcome!
Each program includes a description of the night sky and some of its treasures, along with exploration of a special astronomical topic.
September 11: September All-Star
Enjoy the beginning of the semester by getting better acquainted with the constellations projected on our dome.
September 18: Far Out Moons
Our exploration of our solar system continues: learn about the new moons discovered around Neptune and around Pluto.
September 25: Moon Rocks
Find out about what we are learning about the Moon and the history of solar system from lunar rocks that came back to Earth over 40 years ago.
October 2: Stars in October
Get ready for cool, crisp, clear evenings: learn more about the Fall constellations such as Pegasus and the Princess Andromeda during the day.
October 9: Asteroids!
Find out about these leftover planetary building blocks mostly between Mars and the giant Jupiter.
October 30: Monsters in the Sky
Celebrate and locate stellar monsters such as Draco, Hydra, and Medusa.
November 6: Nights in November
Enjoy identifying the stars and constellations visible tonight during a brief break in your day.
November 13: Meteor Mayhem
A crash course in the M-words: meteors, meteor showers, and meteorites.
November 20: Comet ISON
Be prepared for this spectacular comet that should reach its peak brightness on Thanksgiving.
December 4: Starry Night
During this hectic time of year, reconnect with the beauty of the night sky at room temperature.
December 11: Stellar Women (12:15-1pm)
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UWM Women's Resource Center and the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space, the UWM Planetarium is highlighting the amazing scientific contributions of five contemporary women astronomers including Jane Luu, Vera Rubin, and Wendy Freedman.
Archive of past Astrobreaks.