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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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The wonders of Physics and Astronomy are being displayed around us at all times. From identifying the stars in the sky to figuring out how spaceships make it into space, we have a variety of presentations and demonstrations to show you just how awesome Physics and Astronomy are!

  • Professor: Dr. Lauren Likkel
  • Description: Current constellations and planet locations; sky motions; astronomy concepts; opportunity to ask astronomy questions. One-hour programs.
  • Ideal time: During school day
  • Evenings available: Yes
  • Weekends available: Some
  • Program is mobile: No
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: 50 people max.
  • Handicap accessible: Yes; 2 wheelchairs max.
  • Fee: $35 per group.
  • Available during: Academic year, summer/Winterim (limited)
  • Phone: 836-5034
  • Email: planetarium@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Email
  • Special notes: Ages 6 and older.  Programs presented at the appropriate level for the group (kindergarten through adult).  Free parking available.  Public shows are also scheduled (see events calendar).
  • Professor: Dr. J. Erik Hendrickson
  • Description: A variety of fun science demonstrations for students of all ages. Topics include pressure (bed of nails, vacuum chamber, shop vac), extreme temperatures (dunking items in liquid nitrogen and playing with dry ice), electricity/magnetism, etc.
  • Ideal time: Variable
  • Evenings available: Yes
  • Weekends available: Yes. More difficult to schedule.
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: 50 person max.
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
  • Phone: 836-5834
  • Email: hendrije@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Email
  • Special notes:
  • Professor: Lauren Likkel, Nathan Miller, Elisha Polomski, George Stecher, Paul Thomas, Lyle Ford
  • Description: If you have questions about current astronomical happenings, telescopes or want an astronomy speaker, contact the department office.  The University's largest telescopes are located at Hobbs Observatory at Beaver Creek reserve (715) 877-2212.
  • Ideal time: Flexible
  • Evenings available: Limited
  • Weekends available: Limited
  • Program is mobile: No
  • Program is on campus: No
  • Group Size: Usually individuals
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
  • Phone: 836-3148
  • Email: physics@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Contact us to schedule an appointment.
  • Professor: Kim Pierson
  • Description: Take water bottle rockets to classes at local schools.  Usually these classes are associated with their children, but the entire class gets a wonderful experience.
  • Ideal time: Flexible
  • Evenings available: Limited
  • Weekends available: Limited
  • Program is mobile: Limited
  • Program is on campus: Limited
  • Group Size: 40 or less
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
  • Phone: 836-3148
  • Email: physics@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Contact us to schedule an appointment.
  • Professor: Scott Whitfield
  • Description: We bring in speakers (including UWEC Physics students) to give presentations on interesting physics topics.  Students and faculty/staff from a wide array of departments and also community members enjoy listening to and discussing the presentations.
  • Ideal time: Thursdays, 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: No
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Less than 40
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year
  • Phone: 836-3148
  • Email: physics@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: We find these programs a wonderful place to bring science discussions to the public.
  • Professor: Kim Pierson
  • Description: We assist Scouts in attaining their science and/or astronomy badges.
  • Ideal time: Flexible/li>
  • Evenings available: Limited
  • Weekends available: Limited
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Flexible
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year, Summer, Winterim
  • Phone: 836-3148
  • Email: physics@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Contact for scheduling an appointment
  • Professor: Kim Pierson, Matt Evans, Doug Dunham, Erik Hendrickson
  • Description: We assist local schools with their science fairs by providing judges and science demo displays.
  • Ideal time: Flexible
  • Evenings available: Limited
  • Weekends available: Limited
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Flexible
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year, Summer, Winterim
  • Phone: 836-3148
  • Email: physics@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Contact for scheduling an appointment

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