UW Madison Astronomy Department

at 2535 Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St, Madison, 53706 United States


UW Madison Astronomy Department
2535 Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St
Madison , WI 53706
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Dr. Jim Lattis will present "Honey, I Shrunk the Galaxy! How UW Astronomers Measured the Milky Way" at Space Place on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 pm. In the early 1930s, research by UW's astronomers brought about our modern understanding of the size and structure of our own Milky Way Galaxy and discovered that it was typical of other spiral galaxies in the universe. This historical talk will explain how that ground-breaking research came about.

Published on 2015-10-11 13:02:47 GMT

Learn to Star Gaze Series with Madison Parks and Space Place Elver Park on Madison's west side Monday, October 12th from 6:30-7:30 Do you know how to find the Big and Little Dippers in the night sky?Well, here's your chance to find out! Madison Parks and Space Place join together to offer quarterly stargazing programs in the parks. Each session begins just after sunset with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about astronomy. At the conclusion of the talk (if the sky is clear) we set up telescopes and provide park visitors the opportunity to view whatever astronomical objects are available. All ages welcome. http://ow.ly/T5AYW