Universe in the Park: STAR PARTY at Kohler Andrae State Park – UW–Madison 175th Celebration!
This is an in-person event hosted by Kohler Andrae State Park as a part of the Sheboygan area celebration of the 175th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin–Madison! No registration is necessary. There is a small fee to enter the park for those without a state park admission sticker. With questions, please call the park office at (920) 451–4080.
Universe in the Park includes a RAIN OR SHINE presentation on astronomy, including recent astronomical news, and a weather-dependent star party, where visitors have the opportunity to view available astronomical objects through a telescope.
UitP is a program of the Department of Astronomy and UW Space Place.
Zach Lewis is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy interested in galaxy evolution and high-redshift surveys. He is currently working with Michael Maseda to understand ultra-faint Lyman-α emitters with JWST.
Melissa Morris is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy interested in learning about the relationship between galaxies and their environments. She works with Eric Wilcots, using AGN with bent radio jets in galaxy groups to learn about the gas that exists in these environments. They are also passionate about education and making academia more equitable.
Miriam Marino is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy primarily interested in instrumentation in astrophysics and cosmology. She is currently working with Professor Dan McCammon on TES detectors for the next generation sounding rocket mission to study X-rays from our galaxy.