Minnesota Star Watch
Friday, October 22 from 7-9 PM
at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
Register at: https://tce.me/hLq7o5
$19 Individual; $34 Family
Registration deadline: October 8
Instructor: Mike Lynch
Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. We’ll have giant telescopes aimed at Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters, galaxies, and other great celestial treasures. We’ll also check out constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them.
Along with visual telescopes, we’ll have a telescopeastronomical camera system to really see distant celestial targets on a video screen.
Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 48 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations”. It will be available for purchase at a discount. Super cool glow in the dark star shirts will also be available for purchase. Even if it’s cloudy, you’ll learn a lot and have a great time!
Star Watch will be held at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Westby Observatory. Please park below the main building and walk up the hill for the program; those with limited mobility are welcome to park in one of the few spots behind the main building on the hill.