Northern Lights Friday night show
Milwaukee is a little too far south to see northern lights often, but this
fact won’t stop you from enjoying them during the Friday night shows at the
Manfred Olson Planetarium at UW-Milwaukee this fall. Not only do you marvel at the
beauty of the aurora borealis — as they are also known — you explore why they
occur and where to see them. As always, you look at the stars and other
special astronomical objects such as galaxies and nebulae in the current
night sky displayed on the newly renovated dome of our theater. You might be
surprised to see the difference between city skies and country skies. At the
end of the program you have a chance to ask the presenter questions that
she gladly answers.
Admission: $1 per person.
Location: 1900 East Kenwood Blvd in the UW-Milwaukee Physics building.
This show is not intended for children under 6 years old. Our theater is
Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm, 30 minutes before the show begins. We
recommend arriving at that time because sometimes the shows are sold out.
Unfortunately, latecomers cannot be allowed to enter so plan to find your
seat a few minutes early.
For additional questions, please contact the planetarium director, Jean
Creighton, at (414) 229-4961.