Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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October – Weather Satellites

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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earth weatherFrom storms to sunshine, heat waves to natural disasters, weather rules our world — and weather satellites help us observe and monitor what’s happening at any moment across Earth’s atmosphere, detecting and observing environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, health, and property. Throughout October, we’ll be wild about weather and serious about satellites with ongoing programs and activities centered on weather and climate monitoring in Wisconsin and around the globe.

Join ALNC and the University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Institute of Meteorological and Satellite Studies (CIMSS) to celebrate this fall’s launch of the GOES-R satellite and exciting new data coming in 2017. Weather you like it or not, our exhibits this month will blow you away!

  • Help us countdown to the launch of the GOES-R satellite, currently scheduled for November 4, 2016 – and exciting new data coming in 2017!
  • Give a weather report in the Kids’ Climate Cast meteorology TV studio
  • Check out the “Eyes on the Earth” interactive kiosk in the Immersion Theater to explore how NASA satellites monitor our planet’s vital signs.
  • Step inside a storm cloud and learn about the difference between weather and climate in the “Weathering the Storm” immersive experience.
  • Learn about the hundreds of different components of the Earth-system constantly being observed and visualized by satellites in space, in the Science on a Sphere feature, “GLOBE: Students of the Earth.”
  • Plus, hands-on activities, weather tools, and more!
  • SPECIAL EVENT! ALNC is excited to participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival – October 20-23 – visit during these dates to be entered in a special drawing to win science gear and prizes from ALNC and our partners!



October 1, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center
(608) 221-0404


Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center