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Astronomy Day


for the Chippewa Valley


May 3, 2014 UWEC campus,  Phillips science hall near the planetarium

10am - 3pm

Free and open to the public


Displays, solar telescopes, radio telescope, meteorites, spectra, radioactivity!

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Astronomy Day 2014 Schedule


Activities continue through the day, so drop in!


Short presentations:


  • Maven Mission and Magnetism:     10:30, 11:30,        1:30;    2:3

  • Radio Astronomy:                           10:45, 11:45,         1:45;    2:45

  • Short Planetarium Show:      9:45, 11am, 12:00,12:30, 2pm



                                                      --Schedule may shift! -----

       11:30am-1pm Rockets!  Build a rocket from a 2-liter bottle!  
             Followed by rocket launching if weather permits


Astronomy Day is presented by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society,
in partnership with the UWEC Planetarium.

Something for all ages!

The annual Astronomy Day is held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the first saturday in May near the north entrance of Phillips Science Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

You can touch authentic meteorites, safely peer at sunspots, and learn where to see planets in the current night sky.  A small working radio telescope will be detecting radio emission from the sun. Other activities include hands-on displays that highlight planets, spectroscopy, magnetism and radioactivity.  There will be free short planetarium shows presentations during the event. 

Astronomy Day is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society and the L.E. Phillips Planetarium. There is free parking on weekends in University parking lots, as marked, in the "S", "F", and "G" parking spaces.