UWM Planetarium hosts ‘Lunar Light’ Fridays in June and July

Spend a warm and welcoming summer evening at the UWM Planetarium. Experience an enchanting night, learning about the exploration of our Moon and how it interacts with the Sun and Earth.

Lunar Light focuses on our Moon, which has captivated our imagination enough to explore it with humans and machines. The live presentation will highlight Earth-Moon-Sun interactions that result in dramatic events such as lunar and solar eclipses, ocean tides, and different phases of the Moon.  The presentation will include Greek myths associated with the Moon. As always, there is a portion of the program that focuses on stars and constellations projected on the dome to simulate both a city and a country sky.  The show runs every Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting on June 21. The show goes until July 19 (No show on July 5).

There is a question period at the end of the program where audience members are encouraged to ask questions of the presenter, Jean Creighton. General admission is $2. The show is not intended for anyone under four. The planetarium is wheel chair accessible. For parking and general information, go to planetarium.uwm.edu.

About the UWM Planetarium:  The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is located on 1900 East Kenwood Boulevard in the Physics building on the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Cramer Street.  As a center for astronomy education and appreciation with over 10,000 visitors annually, a variety of programs are available for the general public including AstroBreaks and Friday night shows, as well as stargazing on select evenings throughout the year.  School and private group visits are also available.  Please see our website for details on all of our programs.

 

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