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UW-Madison (Discovery Building)

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330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
https://discovery.wisc.edu

October 2019

Fab Lab Tour

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Visit the Fab Lab at the Discovery Building and see how we help scientists design and build their experiments.

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Discovery Expo

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 19, 2019

UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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students at interactive science station

Experience dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations that feature STEM activities ranging from virtual reality to health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more! Plus, we have twice as many robots as last year in our Robot Zoo. Explore the hands-on activities at your own pace and interact with scientists, STEM professionals and students from UW-Madison and beyond! The Discovery Expo in the Discovery Building is a great opportunity for everyone to discover something new and exciting about science!

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Science in Entertainment and the Arts: The Most Powerful Way to Communicate Science?

October 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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For all the efforts to encourage scientists to engage with the public, there may be one way that is exponentially more influential than any other—through entertainment and the arts. Join us in the Discovery Building's H.F. DeLuca Forum as experts from the worlds of visual art, theater, dance and film explore the power of each of their crafts to connect with, and influence, audiences. Register now. Featuring: Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (moderator) Ginger Ann Contreras,…

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Discovery Expo

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 19, 2019

UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Free
students at interactive science station

Experience dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations that feature STEM activities ranging from virtual reality to health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more! Plus, we have twice as many robots as last year in our Robot Zoo. Explore the hands-on activities at your own pace and interact with scientists, STEM professionals and students from UW-Madison and beyond! The Discovery Expo in the Discovery Building is a great opportunity for everyone to discover something new and exciting about science!

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Wit’s End (James Geary)

October 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Much more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there's the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of…

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October 2020

Revealing Science

October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** Reveal both art and science behind these optically spectacular portraits of three UW researchers. Funded in part by the Madison Arts Commission, along with the Wisconsin Arts Board, and special thanks to Arts + Literature Laboratory. Did'ya know? Aedan Gardill, an artist and physics graduate student, creates portraits that rely on a special optical property of light, and are nearly invisible unless viewed with something called a polarizer. Watch the video…

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Big Ideas for Busy People: Futurescape

October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** This popular, fast-paced event featuring five-minute talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains is back! To celebrate the 10th Wisconsin Science Festival, our speakers are sharing what their research focus might be like 10 years from now. Peer into the future with us and discover what the next decade may bring. Featuring: Randy Ashton, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Biomedical Engineering, Brain and Spinal Cord Tissues For Sale Anthony Gitter, Morgridge…

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Revealing Science

October 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Free

** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** Reveal both art and science behind these optically spectacular portraits of three UW researchers. Funded in part by the Madison Arts Commission, along with the Wisconsin Arts Board, and special thanks to Arts + Literature Laboratory. Did'ya know? Aedan Gardill, an artist and physics graduate student, creates portraits that rely on a special optical property of light, and are nearly invisible unless viewed with something called a polarizer. Watch the video…

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Revealing Science

October 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Free

** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** Reveal both art and science behind these optically spectacular portraits of three UW researchers. Funded in part by the Madison Arts Commission, along with the Wisconsin Arts Board, and special thanks to Arts + Literature Laboratory. Did'ya know? Aedan Gardill, an artist and physics graduate student, creates portraits that rely on a special optical property of light, and are nearly invisible unless viewed with something called a polarizer. Watch the video…

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Revealing Science

October 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Free

** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** Reveal both art and science behind these optically spectacular portraits of three UW researchers. Funded in part by the Madison Arts Commission, along with the Wisconsin Arts Board, and special thanks to Arts + Literature Laboratory. Did'ya know? Aedan Gardill, an artist and physics graduate student, creates portraits that rely on a special optical property of light, and are nearly invisible unless viewed with something called a polarizer. Watch the video…

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2020 Wisconsin Science Festival Field Trips

October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Click HERE to explore the recorded content from the 2020 Wisconsin Science Festival virtual field trips. Hear from a brain surgeon, a cheesemaker, a naturalist, material engineers and many more fantastic scientists as they answer questions from students and teachers all throughout Wisconsin! Mark your calendars for next year’s Wisconsin Science Festival, October 21-24, 2021.

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