Friday, March 03 2017

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Una Noche de Ciencia en el Planetario

outreach event • James Madison Memorial High School • 201 S Gammon Rd, Madison

Activity in Spanish, hosted by the MMSD Planetarium and WIPAC.

Ven con tu familia al planetario del distrito escolar y disfruta de una noche de ciencia en español.

  • Espectáculo sobre la luna en el planetario — Recoged vuestras entradas a la puerta del planetario el mismo día.
  • Descubre IceCube, el telescopio más grande del mundo situado en el Polo Sur.
  • Cuenta cuentos sobre el universo — Historias para pequeños y no tan pequeños.
  • Juegos en línea y otros recursos digitales.
  • Observación de la Luna con telescopios.

Viernes, 3 de Marzo de 2017, a las 6:30 pm
Planetario del Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Madison

Y, además, con refrigerios y bebidas
para todos (mientras duren)


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. 

Friday, March 10 2017

5:15pm 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: http://scimaginationfair.weebly.com/


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.


Wednesday, March 22 2017

8:00am to 4:00pm

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.
 
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. 

Saturday, April 01 2017

10:00am to 2:00pm

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 10:00 am to 2:00 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

Saturday, February 18 2017

11:00am to 4:00pm

Physics Fair at Chamberlin Hall

outreach event • Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison Campus, 1150 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706

WIPAC will be at the 10th Annual Physics Fair being held on Saturday Feb 18th from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Chamberlin Hall. Come learn about IceCube, the biggest and strangest telescope in the world! IceCube will have interactive activities throughout the entire Physics Fair. 

The Physics Fair will include laboratory tours, hands-on demonstrations, activities for kids and families, and informal conversations with scientists. We will have exhibits representing research groups in the department as well as displays on more general physics topics. Additionally, the Ingersoll Physics Museum will be open and the 34th Annual Wonders of Physics public presentations will take place.

For more information check out the Physics Fair website: http://wonders.physics.wisc.edu/physics-fair.htm


Tuesday, February 07 2017

6:15pm to 8:00pm

Glenn Stephens Elementary School Science Night

outreach event • Glenn Stephens Elementary, 120 South Rosa Road, Madison, 53705

WIPAC is participating in Glenn Stephens Elementary School's annual science night on Tuesday February 7th from 6:30-8:30pm! Join us for a hands-on exploration of IceCube, the biggest and strangest telescope in the world. You'll learn about neutrinos- the mysterious cosmic messengers that are detected by IceCube- and what they tell us about the composition of matter, cosmic explosions, and more.


Thursday, January 26 2017

2:30pm to 3:30pm

NPAC Forum: Multi-messenger searches for astrophysical sources at ultra-high energies

talk • Chamberlin Hall

Foteini Oikonomou, Penn State University, will be giving a talk, "Multi-messenger searches for astrophysical sources at ultra-high energies,"as part of the NPAC Forum on Thursday, January 26.  The talk is hosted by Prof. Stefan Westerhoff and begins at 2:30 pm in Room 4382, Chamberlin Hall.