UW Space Place

UW Space PlaceThe University of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of innovative astronomical research for over a century. It’s mission is 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 mall, with professionally designed exhibits, a classroom space, lecture room, and a roof top deck for sky viewing. We provide 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. Please join us soon at UW Space Place, where science can be fun for everyone!