Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch Party

November 10, 2017


Date(s) - November 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center


  • Education,  
  • Entertainment,  
  • Outdoors,  

Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch Party
You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy!

Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over the Prairie Woods Environmental Center. This night with the stars, constellations, planets, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae will start off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Scorpius the Scorpion and some of their great stories behind them.

We’ll also use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20″ reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close up views of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our skies.

We’ll also use a new astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of our more distant universe. You’ll get a great handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, websites, a telescope buying guide, and more!

Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 40 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and many other newspapers across the U.S and is the author of the book, “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch” that’ll be available for purchase at a discount. Even if it’s cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch “Cloud Check” for a future Minnesota Starwatch Class. Not recommended for children under the age of seven.

Your universe is waiting! Make the Stars Your Old Friends

Meet at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center – Westby Building

Friday, November 10th from 7-9pm
at the PWELC Westby Building
#8001 A – $15/person
#8001 B – $25/pair
#8001 C – $32/family

Registration is required. Call 320-231-8490 to register.

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