Art Preserve Self-Guided Tour

Explore the Art Preserve on a self-guided tour that highlights different ways glass is used to present and protect art in our permanent collection of artist-built environments. We are open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exploring Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (NASA’s successor to the Hubble Telescope) was launched on December 25, 2021. As the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope will serve as the premier deep space observatory for the next decade. Join us at the UW-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium to learn about our … Continued

UWEC Community Game Fest

An all-ages, free game festival with great prizes! Join us on the first floor of the UW-Eau Claire Hibbard Humanities Hall to learn a new game, master an old one or create one yourself. Games will begin at the top of the hour every hour, but instruction will be ongoing. No registration needed.

Glass: From Beer Bottles to Cell Phone Displays

In everyday speech, “glass” usually means windows or beer bottles. It may surprise you that the light produced by cell phone displays also comes from a glass. In science, “glass” is a general term that refers to any solid whose atoms are not packed in a regular manner. Glasses are really useful materials. In this … Continued

Citizen Science: A Tool for Bird Conservation

Increasingly, ornithological research projects have relied upon contributions of data and effort by non-scientist citizens. Such crowd-sourcing of data provides tremendously valuable data that cannot be acquired solely by scientists. There are many ways that citizens can assist scientific efforts, thereby benefiting efforts to understand and conserve our avian fauna. Several such opportunities will be … Continued

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