STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has a host of events coming up during the next several weeks.
Mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon at a special planetarium and telescope viewing event at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in July.
Held July 9, the event will begin at 7 p.m. with a program at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium highlighting the Apollo 11 moon landing of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
At 9 p.m., the Science Building roof will be open for telescopic observations of the moon until 11 p.m. (weather permitting). The event is open to the public free of charge.
The planetarium is on the second floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building at 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is available in Lot D behind the building and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends.
Various free planetarium shows are also being offered this summer through July 22. For a full schedule, go to uwsp.edu/physastr/plan_obs and click on “Public Programs.”
The Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors – Woman (BOW) program is offering an Isle Royale camping and kayaking adventure in Michigan July 19-25.
Open to participants 18 and older with some paddling experience, the workshop will offer information about gear, terminology, basic padding strokes and safety before exploration the Isle Royale National Park. The trip will include padding about three hours a day, with rest breaks, to reach the next camp location. Patient, certified instructors from DC Adventure Center (dcadventurecenter.com) will tailor the lessons to fit each participant’s experience.
The first night will be spent at the Bella Vista Hotel in Copper Harbor, Mich., and on the following nights, camp will be set at different locations based on weather and wind. Participants will be able to explore a new part of the island each day including lighthouses, maritime exhibits and coastal and inland habitats.
The registration fee includes ACA certified instructors, coastal sea kayaks, paddle gear, tents, trail meals, permits and camping fees, lodging and dinner at the Bella Vista for $1,399.
Register soon as space is limited. For more information, contact Peggy Farrell at 715-346-4681 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the BOW website at uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/bowWI/Pages/Events.aspx.
Photos courtesy UWSP.