|What:||Family Night Program|
|When:||See event list below|
|Cost:||The fee is $5/person or $15/family (per session)|
373 W. Geneva Street
Williams Bay, WI 53191
Yerkes Observatory is offering a Family Night Program for students, with a parent, in grades 3-8. The program will run after school at Yerkes Observatory from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - Astronomy Game Night
Let's use games and puzzles to learn astronomy and explore the universe. It's fun to challenge yourself and see how much you know about all kinds of astronomical objects. There will be prizes for clever players and young astronomers alike.
Monday, February 4, 2013 - Extreme Gravity in Black Holes
Learn about the amazing force of Gravity! We'll explore falling tennis balls, orbiting satellites, and the most extreme gravity environments in black holes. Rich Kron will be our Astronomer for the evening.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Ham Radio Night
We will learn about ham radios from Greg Buchwald who will teach us about this form of communication and guide us in activities. How do ham radios work? Why are they important?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Are we alone? Are there planets around stars other than the Sun?
The NASA Kepler mission has confirmed more than 100 such exoplanets, and are watching over 2000 more candidates. Become a planet hunter and help with the search! Just imagine what habitable worlds and unique creatures might be out there.