Waukesha County

Rising Star

Recommended for grades 5 and up
1 hour
Resource guide available.

For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa and look at what the future of astronomy holds for the country. In addition to introducing multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy, the show highlights the many remarkable facilities hosted in South Africa along with some of their latest results. This includes unrestricted views of the 10-meter class Southern African Large Telescope and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.

Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

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