SE Wisconsin Virtual Stargazing

Join GLAS, Yerkes Observatory, SpacePlace, and the Manfred Olson Planetarium for FREE virtual stargazing on three separate nights this Fall! Explore the night sky with astronomers from the comfort of your own home! We will be imaging The Moon, Planets, Nebulae, Galaxies, and more.

The events will take place at 8:00PM 11/5, 11/26, and 12/17

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Attend the Fourth Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Join Friends of White River County Park, Geneva Lake Conservancy, and Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM for our fourth annual winter solstice! This is a free collaborative event between three local nonprofits so any donations you give at the event will go to supporting three wonderful missions around Geneva Lake!

We’ll share the shortest day of the year around a fire, with conversation, music, stargazing, and telescope viewing. We will also take you on a candlelight hike (weather permitting).

Located at White River County Park, 6503 Sheridan Springs Rd, Lake Geneva (Lyons Township.)

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November 12th event activities:

7-9pm Telescope Observing

November 13th event activities:

1-4pm Activities and Displays

2pm Kids interactive presentation

4pm From Hubble to James Webb presentation

6:30 – 7:30pm Observing the planets

7:30pm MAST Archive and James Webb presentation

8:30 – 9:30pm Deep Sky Observing

GLAS Education is proud to be partner with the Abbey Resort for a special event this fall. The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will take place in December of 2021, and we will be celebrating and learning about how JWST will change astronomy forever!

Purchase your tickets below to enjoy an entire day of exciting activities and presentations!

Lake Geneva Summer Star Parties

For the summer of 2021 GLAS is once again hosting multiple events each month! This June we will explore the skies above Geneva Lake at Seminary Park. July will be a huge collaboration of science organizations and speakers talking about Apollo 15 and the history/future of space travel. In August take a casual cruise around Geneva Lake while you keep your eyes peeled for meteors. And finally, in September enjoy beautiful Library Park and observe Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes. Click the link below for more details!

Countdown to the next Star Party!

Stay tuned for an announcement about our next star party

Let’s stay connected during this time of social distancing. We are successfully streaming planetarium shows as a way to keep people looking up and learning about astronomy. Every week, see what’s new in the sky and explore an astronomy topic in-depth with GLAS staff and astronomers.

You can watch all of our previous episodes here or on YouTube and don’t forget to join us live every Friday night! As long as there is an advisory to stay home and be safe we will be streaming with new content every week.

You can subscribe to our YouTube page or submit the form at the top of the page to get regular updates about our programs.

Travel through the solar system and beyond, at any time of day or night. Planetarium shows feature interactive photos and videos.

Next Show
Date and Time: Friday 8pm
Location: GLAS YouTube Channel

Popup Planetarium

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IDATA is a three year project funded by the National Science Foundation to engage a group of high school age students, their teachers, professional astronomers, software engineers, and design experts in the user-centered design process of data analysis software for astronomy.

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