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Friday Night Show

2014-15 Schedule

A night in Greece
April 4 to May 9)

How to be an Astronaut
(June 20 to July 18)*
*no show July 4

The Red Planet
(Sept 12 to Oct 24)

Constellations of the Zodiac
(Nov 7 to Dec 12)

Terrific Telescopes
(Jan 16 to Feb 27)

Spring stars and their myths
(March 27 to May 1)


Archived Shows

Friday Night Show

Terrific Telescopes

Fridays, January 16 - February 27, 2015
7-8 p.m
Tickets: $3 each
Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Telescopes have come a long way since first being built in the early 1600s. Terrific Telescopes will give audiences a look at how the images telescopes have collected changed our understanding of our universe. The program will explore famous observatories around the world and the profound questions they answer: How far are the most distance objects we can see? Are there other solar systems like ours? How do galaxies form? Audiences will also enjoy seeing gorgeous photos telescopes have collected.

The show, as always, includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar winter patterns such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and Taurus as they appear in both a city and country setting.  Guests will be able 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!