Join us on the Observing deck for this free program! Stargazing provides an opportunity for you to gaze through telescopes at the night sky. We will view the moon, planets, and other astronomical objects throughout the year. Donations are always appreciated!
Where: UWM Physics Building Observing deck*. Take the elevator at the east end of the Physics building to the 4th floor and continue left to the staircase that leads to the roof. Follow Stargazing signs.
*Note: The observing deck is not wheelchair accessible.
Please subscribe to the Stargazing mailing list for updates to avoid inconvenience in the event of a cancellation. If the temperature with wind chill is 0° F or below, observing will automatically be cancelled. (This mailing list is specifically for Stargazing. The email widget to the right is for our newsletter and other announcements.)
Stargazing/Observing Schedule, Summer 2014
Join us and observe the night sky on the following dates:
- September 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
- September 22-25 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
October 8 (5:30-6:30 a.m.) - Lunar Eclipse
- October 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
- November 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
- December 1-4 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
We can't wait to see you all at stargazing, but please do not arrive 30 minutes early for stargazing (you're encouraged to come 30 minutes early for Planetarium Friday night shows). Our staff is working to set up the area before the scheduled times and as it is dark out when we are able to observe, we cannot safely allow people onto the Observing deck until everything is set up. If you do find yourself here early, please enjoy our posters of the different astronomical objects found in space on the 4th floor stairwell landing until the starting time. We thank you in advanced for your understanding and cooperation as your safety and enjoyment are our top concerns.
Donations are always appreciated!