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Friday Night Show
2012 Schedule

The Lives of Stars
(Jan 27 – March 9)

Galaxies Galor
(April 13 – May 18)

Summer Stars and Their Myth
(July 13 – Aug 10)

Medusa and More Monsters
(Sept 14 - Oct 19)

Northern Lights
(Nov 2 - Dec 14)

2013 Schedule

Birth of the Universe
(Jan 25 - March 1)

Planets Near and Far
(Mar 29 - May 10)

Archived Shows

Special Events

Art in Space 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building 
Download the registration form (.doc)

On April 27, 2013 the planetarium will be collaborating with the Peck School of the Arts to unite creative expression with astronomy! Students, faculty, and Milwaukee locals will be displaying their space-inspired work in the physics building hallway just outside the UWM Planetarium. Their pieces will also be available for purchase during a silent auction. Half the proceeds will benefit the UWM Planetarium and half the proceeds will benefit the artists.

In addition to the dazzling displays of cosmically influenced art, the event will feature a unique planetarium show highlighting the artistry of astronomical photography and the insights that artists' visualizations can bring to our understanding of astronomical phenomena. Audience members will enjoy viewing spring constellations in city and country skies.

Complementary refreshments will be served, and awesome prizes from Metro Market, AJ Bombers, McGilicuddy's, Shiraz, Pizza Shuttle, Brewed Cafe, Milwaukee Art Museum, Oriental Theater, the UWM Bookstore and Tracks Tavern will be available during a silent auction.

Admission is $25 regularly or $20 before April 19. To get your tickets early, complete the registration form above and mail the check by April 19. With a valid student ID admission is $10. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the event.

Although normally children are welcome to planetarium programs, this evening’s event is not recommended for children under the age of nine.Call to Art

First time at the planetarium?

Here's what you need to know! The UWM Planetarium is wheelchair accessible, but shows are not recommended for children under the age of five.

Tickets go on sale in the Physics building lobby about half an hour prior to the shows. Please bring singles! Also, we do not accept credit cards.

Please arrive early to ensure seating. 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!