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Special Event – Total Eclipse of the Moon

EclipseWednesday, February 20

Show Times: 7:30pm - 10:45pm

Watch the Moon pass through Earth's shadow! During the evening of Wednesday, February 20, the Full Moon will turn red as it rises in the East. Visit the Manfred Olson Planetarium at UWM between 7:30 pm and 10:45 pm to view the event through telescopes and binoculars!

Park in the Science parking lot off Kenwood Blvd, just west of Maryland Ave. Parking costs $0.70 per hour until 8 pm, and is free for the remainder of the evening.

Then come to the planetarium, at the north end of the Physics building. We'll view the event from the courtyard near the physics lecture halls, with access to go inside and warm up as needed. Dress warmly! Winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves are strongly recommended.

We'll also study the event from inside the planetarium theater. An indoor presentation will be delivered periodically during the event, and planetarium staff will be available to answer questions.


Sky watching is weather-dependent. If the sky is cloudy or it's raining or snowing, we'll cancel this event. We will email an announcement through our mailing list on the day of the event. List subscription is free!

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

Additional technical information about this eclipse is available on NASA's website.

The Manfred Olson Planetarium at UW-Milwaukee is not your only resource! Southeastern Wisconsin hosts an active astronomical community. Neighboring facilities include the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Gary E. Sampson Planetarium at Wauwatosa West High School, and the Horowitz Planetarium at the Retzer Nature Center.