Join scientists from the UW-Madison Department of Astronomy for “Universe in the Park” at Potawatomi State Park just after sunset on Friday, July 19.
Universe in the Park (“UitP”) is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. A typical UitP session begins with a 30-40 minute talk and slide show about astronomy. Recent astronomical news is frequently discussed such as the discovery of new solar systems, the latest results from the Hubble Space Telescope, and this year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. The talks are presented for audiences of all ages.
At the conclusion of the talk, weather permitting, the scientists set up a moderate aperture (8″-10″) telescope and provide park visitors the opportunity to view available astronomical objects.
Friday, July 19 (event starts just after sunset)
Potawatomi State Park
3740 Park Dr, Sturgeon Bay
Please direct any questions about Universe in the Park events to:
Universe in the Park
Department of Astronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
475 N. Charter St.
Madison, WI 53706