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Friday Night Show

2015 Schedule

Terrific Telescopes
(Jan 16 - Feb 27)

Spring Stars and their Myths
(March 27 - May 1)

Pluto Rocks!
(July 22-24 & July 29-31)

Science & Cinema
(Sept 4 - Oct 9)

Einstein's Last Prediction
(Nov 6 - Dec 11)

Archived Shows

Friday Night Show

Einstein's Last Prediction

Fridays, November 6 - December 11, 2015
7-7:55 p.m
Tickets: $3 each
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Download the event flier for this show

Einstein is synonymous with genius. What were some of Einstein’s big ideas in layman’s terms? He rethought the relationship between space and time. He changed how we understand gravity. This show is particularly timely since Einstein’s major breakthrough was published 100 years ago. Learn about the General Theory of Relativity and how international scientists, including members of the Leonard E. Park Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics at UWM, are planning to detect the existence of gravitational waves, the last of Einstein’s predictions to be confirmed directly. Shows will run Friday evenings beginning November 6 and ending December 11, 2015 from 7:00 to 7:55 p.m. Tickets are $3.

The show includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper and less familiar patterns such as Pegasus, the flying horse, and Princess Andromeda. Audiences are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the program.


First time at the planetarium?

Here's what you need to know! The UWM Planetarium is both wheelchair accessible and family friendly; however, shows are not recommended for children under the age of five due to the darkness of the room.

Tickets go on sale in the Physics building lobby about half an hour prior to the shows. Admission is $3 per person. Please bring singles!  We do not accept credit cards.

Please arrive early to ensure seating; tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The doors will be locked upon commencement of the program.

For more information on how to find us, please see Directions & Parking.  

For more information, call 414-229-4961 or email 

We look forward to exploring the cosmos with you!