At first, it seemed the perfect mission -- too perfect, even, to make headlines. After three days in space, three Apollo astronauts, Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), were finally approaching a long-cherished destination: Apollo 13 was going to the Moon. Rated PG. Released: 1995.
Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Rated PG-13. Released: 2018.
A robot embarks on his greatest adventure ever around the galaxy. Rated G. Released: 2008.
MPM is closed July 4 for Independence Day.
KTYT for this month will take place on Thursday, July 11.
This special show features two parts. First, audiences will experience the historic Moon walk with the Planetarium's short film, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11. After exploring the Moon, it's time for stargazing under a clear Wisconsin night sky! This live tour will show you where to look for planets, constellations, and many more heavenly sights.
Hike through Milwaukee’s historic Washington Park while learning about our urban nature-scape and hear poetry inspired by the natural world. For those interested, Urban Ecology Center staff will guide us through a canoeing experience of the park. All ages welcome! Meet at the Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park branch.
Join 2015-2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser and Angela Vicko, WI Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Guide, on a walk through beautiful Lakeshore State Park. This unique experience will allow you the opportunity to experience the world around you through the lens of science and poetry, and explore how you see yourself in the natural world.
Meet at the north entrance to the park. No registration required.
Science and culture matter to Wisconsin!
And on MPM Giving Day, your gift supporting scientific and cultural research can go even further. On Thursday, May 16, a generous MPM supporter is MATCHING every gift up to $50,000.