Saturday, April 01 2017

10:00am to 3:00pm

IceCube at Science Expeditions 2017

outreach event • Discovery Building in Madison, WI

WIPAC is participating in the 2017 Science Expeditions, a family friendly, campus-wide open house running March 31-April 2nd

Experience the world of the neutrino, often called the weirdest particle in nature. Learn about the unique properties of the so called ghost particle that can pass through the Earth undeflected, and exist in three identities at the same time. Learn about how despite being born with a single identity, they can mutate into another neutrino identity when they are detected by experiments such as IceCube, the cubic-kilometer neutrino detector at the South Pole. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, in the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.

Screenings of Chasing the Ghost Particle will also be shown in the Sterling Hall planetarium. The show lasts 30 minutes and is followed by an interactive planetarium show.  No advanced tickets needed but space is limited to the first 25 people for each show. From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, in the Sterling Hall planetarium, 475 N. Charter St.

Come join the fun! For more information about the campus-wide open house, visit the Science Expeditions website

Friday, April 28 2017

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Van Hise Elementary Science Night

outreach event • 4747 Waukesha St. Madison, WI 53705

WIPAC will be at Van Hise Elementary's Science Night on Friday April 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Van Hise's Science Night is an interactive, kid-focused event, including:

Student-based projects (created outside of the classroom) where students can explore and share what they think is fun and exciting about science. (Not a competition!)

Adult-scientist led stations that include fun, hands-on exhibits and/or educational materials or a poster session about a field or area of interest.

IceCube will have several interactive activities at the science night to teach childre and adults about the strangest and biggest telescope in the world!

For more info about the Science Night go to: Van Hise Science Night

Tuesday, May 02 2017 to Saturday, May 06 2017

8:00am to 5:00pm

IceCube Collaboration Meeting - Spring 2017

conference/meeting • University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South, Madison, WI

This year's spring IceCube Collaboration Meeting will be held in Madison, WI. Please check back later for more information.

Monday, May 08 2017 to Wednesday, May 10 2017

8:00am to 5:00pm

IPA Symposium 2017

conference/meeting • Discovery Building in Madison, WI

The IceCube Particle Astrophysics Symposium, organized by the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, from Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Visit the meeting website

Past Events

Tuesday, March 21 2017

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Midvale Family Science Night

outreach event • Midvale Elementary School-502 Caromar Drive, Madison

WIPAC will be at Midvale Elementary's Family Science Night on Tuesday March 21st from 5:30-7:00pm. Come learn about IceCube, the biggest and strangest telescope in the world! IceCube will have activites set-up such as ice drilling and a bean bag toss that will teach you about neutrinos- the mysterious cosmic messengers that are detected by IceCube.

Friday, March 10 2017

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Sugar Creek Imagination Fair 2017

outreach event • Sugar Creek Gym, 420 Church Ave, Verona, WI 53593

Join WIPAC at Sugar Creek Imagination Fair on Friday March 10th. Get ready for a hands-on experience with IceCube. We will be bringing interactive activities that will help people learn about neutrinos- the mysterious cosmic messengers detected by IceCube. The 2017 Imagination Fair is intended to celebrate the achievement of all students in their pursuit of knowledge in science and encourage all students to love learning. 

More info can be found here:

Wednesday, March 08 2017

9:00am to 5:00pm

IceCube Masterclass

outreach event • WIPAC, 222 W Washington Ave

As hosted by WIPAC on March 8 and March 22 (Spanish). The masterclass allows students to analyze actual IceCube data: signals from tiny particles, called neutrinos, that have traveled through the universe over astronomical distances, bringing us information about extreme objects such as black holes or gamma-ray bursts.
What is an IceCube masterclass? 
  • An opportunity to get out of school and meet IceCube researchers 
  • An opportunity to learn more about our universe 
  • An opportunity to work with international partners 
Registration to attend the masterclass is free but mandatory. Every participant must be registered by a teacher from his/her school (see teachers section). Participation is limited to 20 to 40 students, depending on the site, and teachers are encouraged to submit student registration as soon as possible.
High school students need only a genuine interest in physics in order to participate, but keep in mind that the masterclass content targets sophomore students and above.