The Night Sky of Central Wisconsin

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  • The Allen F. Blocher planetarium will host 30-min long night sky presentations every Monday night (starting January 28), starting at 8:00 p.m. These presentations will focus on describing the current night sky from Central Wisconsin. At 8:30 p.m., visitors are invited to go to the Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory and enjoy real sky telescopic observations using our 16-inch computer-controlled telescope, weather permitting. Typical targets include: the Moon, planets, stars, stellar clusters, nebulae, galaxies.

    The Allen F. Blocher planetarium is located on the second floor of the Science Building, by the Foucault pendulum. Direct access is obtained through the east side entrance. The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory houses a 0.4-m (16-inch) Meade, computer controlled telescope and is located on the roof of the Science Building, on its west wing. Access to the observatory is obtained by using the southwest stairwell in the Science Building and going to the fourth floor, room D402. Visitors are best advised to go to the third floor and follow the signs to the observatory by accessing the southwest stairwell.
    Parking spots for visitors attending our programs are available in Lots D or E or along the adjacent Stanley Street. For more information please visit www.uwsp.edu/campusMap.

The Night Sky of Central Wisconsin