University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Planetarium Letterhead

Special Events - Enjoy a total eclipse of the Moon!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Want to see what the Moon looks like when it falls into shadow? During the early morning of Tuesday, August 28, the Full Moon will travel through the Earth's shadow and, as a result, will turn dark red. The staff at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium will have telescopes and binoculars available for you to take a look at the eclipsing Moon from 4:00 to 6:15 of that morning. The first hint of shadow will be visible after 3:30 am. At 6:17 am, the Moon will set.

Red Moon

Parking is available in the Science parking lot off Kenwood Blvd, just west of Maryland Ave. The parking fee is 70 cents an hour.

We will gather by the parking booth in the Science lot at the East side of the Physics building (1900 E. Kenwood Blvd).

We have 3 scheduled 20-minute planetarium shows at 5:00 am, 5:30 am, and 6:00 am (regardless of the weather). To reach the planetarium theater, enter the main entrance of the Physics building on 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd, walk up the stairs, pass the vending machines, go through the two sets of glass doors to the end of the hall and stop on your right hand side in front of the theater. These special shows are free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Hope you can join us! Questions? Call 414-229-4961 or email

For information on directions and parking.