University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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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
(April to May)

Archived Shows

Special Event

Stars & S'mores

Wednesday, August 27
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Stars & S'mores is a special event being hosted by the staff of the UWM Planetarium.  Community members are welcome to join us on August 27 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. for a night of making s'mores and stargazing.  The event is family-friendly: all members of the community are welcome to join the fun.  S'more making will take place in the courtyard outside of the planetarium.  After creating s'mores, guests will have the opportunity to use telescopes on the fifth floor observing deck of the Physics Building to spot planets, star clusters, and other astronomical objects.  In the event of inclement weather, an indoor stargazing session will be held in the planetarium. 

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 $2 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!