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Astronomy Day


for the Chippewa Valley


May 7, 2016 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 2016 Planetarium Schedule


9:30am:for Cub Scouts (public welcome if there is room)

10:30am:Spring and summer sky

11am:       Constellations and legends

Noon:Spring and summer sky

1:30pm    Constellations and legends

2pmSpring and summer sky

2:35pm Constellations and legends

Activities continue through the day, so drop in!

  Sun's spectrum

·Solar telescope


·Infrared imager

·Radio telescope

·Radioactivity and  cosmic rays


 moon phases



                                                      --Schedule may shift! -----


Astronomy Day is presented by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society,
in partnership with the UWEC Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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.