Join scientists from the UW-Madison Department of Astronomy for “Universe in the Park” at Governor Dodge State Park on Saturday, July 20.
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.
Saturday, July 20 (event starts just after sunset)
Governor Dodge State Park
4175 State Highway 23, Dodgeville
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