Milwaukee residents, prepare for the eclipse with this event

Posted by Nicole Kiefert
on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wisconsin residents, come prepare for the 2017 solar eclipse with a new event at UWM! 

The flier for The Sun's Disappearing Act // Jean Creighton

The Manfred Olson Planetarium at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting a special eclipse show for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21. The show, called The Sun’s Disappearing Act, is being directed by Director Jean Creighton and Robin Mello from the Peck School of the Arts. 

The show will be lead by UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium student staff members who will go over the history, culture, and science regarding solar eclipses.

The show will also prepare viewers on the 2017 eclipse with a multimedia story version and a stargazing session after the show. To help prepare for the 86% totality viewing in Milwaukee on August 21, solar eclipse glasses will also be available to buy.

The event will cost just $5 and will take place at the UWM Planetarium on July 21 and 28 and August 4, 11, 17, and 18 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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