UW Space Place



lattis@sal.wisc.edu -- Dr. Jim Lattis (Director)
kay@astro.wisc.edu -- Kay Kriewald (Educational Outreach)

(608) 262-4779 -- Space Place, Dr. Jim Lattis (Director)

2300 S Park St
Madison, WI 53713

Space Place is only open during scheduled events and by appointment

The University of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of innovative astronomical research for over a century.  To encourage students, teachers, and the general public to learn, think, and talk about space science and research, the UW Space Place first opened in a refurbished Ponderosa Steak House in the summer of 1990.

Over the years, Space Place has grown into a vibrant public education center.  In August 2005 it moved into a beautiful new custom designed facility in The Villager, with professionally designed exhibits, a classroom space, lecture room, and a roof top deck for sky viewing. It provides hands-on activities, lively presentations, and informative lectures by UW researchers. Each year it offers over 100 free, public programs and open our doors to well over 10,000 visitors. 

Events at Space Place include guest presentations, family workshops, and other scheduled and special events.

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Created:2009-04-23 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-06-08 10:58 CDT
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