Saturday, September 14
8 - 10 pm • Rooftop Garden
One of our most popular programs, Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop, topped off with crossed fingers for a crystal clear Madison evening! Young and old alike are invited to view celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Enjoy free games and activities presented by UW Space Place and Monona Terrace. Fun for the whole family! MAS members will present two presentations for the public highlighting the moon’s surface, and common fall constellations. These presentations will take place on the rooftop gardens alongside the telescopes.
In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 4 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.
Here's what some past participants had to say:
“It was a great to look at the craters on the moon! And we really loved watching our daughter play the space bean bag toss game to win cool prizes! Thanks for a out of this world fun family time.” - Sylvia D., Madison
“The Moon over Monona and your Dances are the Best!! Provides a safe place to enjoy and entertain visitors.” - Laurel C., Madison
Wednesday, October 2013 - Date TBD
7 pm • Madison Ballroom
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Monona Terrace.
This biennial program will occur next in spring 2014, date TBD.
FREE ARCHITECTURAL FUN AND LEARNING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Come celebrate architecture and design at this unique family program! Terrace Town engages some 1,500 local elementary students to study architecture and community planning in the classroom throughout the school year with the support of professional architects and city planners who serve as program mentors. Come see the fruits of their labor and witness spectacular creativity on display! Enjoy 10,000 square feet of “green” scale model neighborhoods which were designed by students using recycled materials! In addition, young and the young at heart are invited to try their hand at box building design and placement in our very own Terrace Town city created at this event. Other free family activities include a cookie building activity, a big block building area, and special activities by the UW Construction Club and AIA Wisconsin. Be sure to visit the snack bar at Terrace Town, which offers an assorted menu including burgers, nachos and apple dippers.
Here's what some of the participating teachers had to say:
“This program engages learners to think as an individual as well as a member of an important team. Fantastic method of teaching in a multiple intelligence way." -Anonymous, Spring 2008
“The connections to our standards are numerous. The relevance/authenticity is high. And-oh yes- it’s fun!” -Anonymous, Spring 2008
“Kids of all levels and abilities can be involved. Really builds class cohesiveness, teamwork, problem solving and compromising skills.” -Anonymous, Spring 2008