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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event
Location: Amnicon Falls SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Amnicon Falls SP information

Amnicon Falls State Park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river, or-if you're sure-footed-from the rocky shore of the river. The park is a place to picnic, camp, walk in the woods, and learn about the Douglas Fault, the geological formation that created the falls.

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Mailing Address: 4279 County Highway U, South Range, Wisconsin 54874

Friday, August 18, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Copper Falls SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the Concession Shelter.


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Copper Falls SP information

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.

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Mailing Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546

Friday, August 18, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center.


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Willow River SP information

With nearly 3,000 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreation opportunities in western Wisconsin. The park is about five miles northeast of Hudson, and has a campground, a boat launch and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake.

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Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Interstate SP information

Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park, established in 1900. Located along the picturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals and information

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Mailing Address: State Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Big Bay SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Big Bay SP information

Big Bay State Park is on Madeline Island, the largest of Lake Superior's 22 Apostle Islands. The 2,350-acre park has a 1.5-mile beach, campground with drinking water, showers and toilets, an outdoor group camp, picnic areas and more than seven miles of hiking and nature trails with incredible views of Lake Superior.

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Mailing Address: 2402 Hagen Rd. , La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850

Monday, August 21, 2017

Pinhole Projectors and Eclipse Banners

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: Peninsula SP

A partial solar eclipse will begin at 11:54 on Aug. 21. Drop by any time from 10 a.m.- Noon. We'll provide directions and supplies to make a basic pinhole camera (NASA). Also, learn about this celestial event while creating a colorful eclipse banner to hang at your campsite. While supplies last. Painting station set up under trees of the campfire ring.

If viewing the solar eclipse, keep in mind: You should never look directly at the sun unless you look through special-purpose solar filters such as eclipse glasses. Similarly, never look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. Carefully supervise children. Sunglasses will not protect your eyes during a solar eclipse. For more information, see: How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely (NASA) [exit DNR].


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Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Drop-in

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Outdoor activity
Location: Potawatomi SP

Our naturalist will be stationed at the Old Ski Hill Overlook to talk about the awesome solar eclipse. Different, safe viewing methods will be available to try, as well as information about what exactly is happening up there in the sky. Drop in anytime between 11:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and stay as long as you'd like. The partial eclipse will start at 11:54 a.m., reach its maximum at 1:17 p.m. and end at 2:37 p.m.

If viewing the solar eclipse, keep in mind: You should never look directly at the sun unless you look through special-purpose solar filters such as eclipse glasses. Similarly, never look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. Carefully supervise children. Sunglasses will not protect your eyes during a solar eclipse. For more information, see: How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely (NASA) [exit DNR].


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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.

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Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Outdoor activity
Location: Newport SP

Come view the first total solar eclipse on America's mainland in 38 years and the first time "totality" - the path of total darkness - will sweep coast to coast since 1918. While we are not in the optimal viewing area of the country, we will still see about 75 percent dark-out of the sun. The moon will pass between the sun and the earth starting at 11:54 a.m. and end at 2:37 p.m. Maximum coverage will be around 1:17 p.m. We will have special solar eclipse viewing glasses for you to use. We will gather at the picnic area, Lot 3.

If viewing the solar eclipse, keep in mind: You should never look directly at the sun unless you look through special-purpose solar filters such as eclipse glasses. Similarly, never look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. Carefully supervise children. Sunglasses will not protect your eyes during a solar eclipse. For more information, see: How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely (NASA) [exit DNR].


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.

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Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing and Information

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

We will be able to safely see 80 percent of the eclipse using a solar shield on a Celestron telescope, solar glasses or utilizing the pin hole technique! Lemonade and Popcorn supplied by the Friends of Interstate Park will be available to snack on. Meet at the Ice Age Center.

If viewing the solar eclipse, keep in mind: You should never look directly at the sun unless you look through special-purpose solar filters such as eclipse glasses. Similarly, never look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. Carefully supervise children. Sunglasses will not protect your eyes during a solar eclipse. For more information, see: How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely (NASA) [exit DNR].


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Interstate SP information

Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park, established in 1900. Located along the picturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals and information

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Mailing Address: State Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Star Gazing at Newport: An International Dark Sky Park

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Newport SP

Calling all star gazers! Enjoy the dark sky during the night of the new moon. Bring binoculars, telescopes or use one of ours. This informal gathering is open to all, and will be held if skies are clear. To protect night vision, please use a flashlight or head lamp with a red filter. We will meet at Lot 3, picnic and beach area. In case of rain or bad conditions, this event will be held on Thursday, August 24, same place and time.


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.

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Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Exploration Station - Night Sky

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Enjoy the night sky during the day! Drop in and learn about the constellations, make a moon calendar and much more! Activities will happen outside the Nature Center.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Solar Telescope

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Stop by the beach area to look through a telescope during the day! Weather and clear skies permitting.


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Mirror Lake SP information

This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so Locationcalm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals, and a cabin for people with disabilities.

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Mailing Address: E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the Beach Shelter at the Beach Picnic Area.


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Mirror Lake SP information

This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so Locationcalm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals, and a cabin for people with disabilities.

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Mailing Address: E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Roche-A-Cri SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Roche-A-Cri SP information

Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high rock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The name "Roche-A-Cri" comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has 41 rustic campsites and five miles of hiking trails within a forest of large oaks and pines. Carter Creek in the park offers fishing opportunities.

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Mailing Address: 1767 State Highway 13, Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at Ottawa Lake Shelter A.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.

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Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Exploration Station - Night Sky

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Enjoy the night sky during the day! Drop in and learn about the constellations, make a moon calendar and much more! Activities will happen outside the Nature Center.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Friday, September 1, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Potawatomi SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.

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Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Deep Sky Objects

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

What objects lie beyond our solar system? What are a nebula, an "M" object, and globular cluster? Join Jeff Setzer, a member of the Northern Cross Science Foundation, as he describes these and other extraordinary deep sky objects. This program is most appropriate for people more than 8 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

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Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Wildcat Mountain SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the park amphitheater.


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Wildcat Mountain SP information

On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers hiking trails with spectacular views and camping for families, groups and horseback riders. Canoe the Kickapoo River in your own canoe or rent one in Ontario.

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Mailing Address: E13660 State Highway 33, PO , Box 99, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Summer Star Gazing

Time: 8:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Look through a telescope or binoculars to bring into focus the wonders of the night sky. With the help of experienced night sky observers from the Northern Cross Science Foundation, spy distant planets, dumb-bell nebulas, globular clusters, and so much more. The program will be held only if the skies are clear. This program is best for anyone more than 8 years old. Drop in any time and stay as long as you like. Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

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Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Yellowstone Lake SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Yellowstone Lake SP information

Yellowstone Lake State Park is in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. This 1,000-acre park, has a 455-acre lake, which offers visitors ample space to enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and picnicking. In winter the park is open to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

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Mailing Address: 8495 Lake Road, Blanchardville, Wisconsin 53516

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Newport SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.

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Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: New Glarus Woods SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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New Glarus Woods SP information

New Glarus Woods is a 435-acre state park offering camping, hiking, picnicking and snowshoeing. The park also offers direct access to The Sugar River State Trail, a 24-mile linear trail surfaced with compressed limestone screenings, for bicycling, hiking, snowmobiling and, in some areas, hunting.

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Mailing Address: W5508 CTH NN , New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Buckhorn SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Buckhorn SP information

Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park.

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Mailing Address: W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, Wisconsin 54646

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Starsplitters Astronomy Program

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

We start with an hour presentation, and when the weather is good, we end with time outside enjoying the night sky, viewing the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae through our telescopes.

The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a nonprofit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone. For more information, go to starsplitters.org [exit DNR]


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.

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Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Star Gazing Party

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Mead Wildlife Area Center

Hosted by the "Stars R Us" group from Wausau. Join us for fun evening of looking at the Fall night sky. Telescopes will be provided, can Bring your own binoculars, too.


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Mead Wildlife Area Center information

The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is a 6,208 square foot education and administration facility designed as an example of sustainable and environmentally-responsible construction. One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.

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Mailing Address: 1 S2148 County Highway S, Milladore, Wisconsin 54454

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Sanderling Nature Center.


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Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.

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Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the Amphitheater.


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Governor Dodge SP information

Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.

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Mailing Address: 4175 State Highway 23 N , Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.

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Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Wildcat Mountain SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the park amphitheater.


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Wildcat Mountain SP information

On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers hiking trails with spectacular views and camping for families, groups and horseback riders. Canoe the Kickapoo River in your own canoe or rent one in Ontario.

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Mailing Address: E13660 State Highway 33, PO , Box 99, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Copper Falls SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the Concession Shelter.


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Copper Falls SP information

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.

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Mailing Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Universe in the Park

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.


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Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Starsplitters Astronomy Program

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

We start with an hour presentation, and when the weather is good, we end with time outside enjoying the night sky, viewing the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae through our telescopes.

The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a nonprofit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone. For more information, go to starsplitters.org [exit DNR]


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.

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Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Monday, February 27, 2017