Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Take a look at Jupiter, Saturn and more celestial treasures! Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them.
Giant telescopes will be aimed to view star clusters, galaxies, and more. They’ll also be a video telescope aimed at super distant astronomical targets!
Free wrapped safety glasses will be provided for individuals, couples, or families. Participants also get a handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! Registration is required, $5 per person.
Mike Lynch is a retired WCCO meteorologist and has been hosting StarWatch parties and teaching astronomy classes since 1972. 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’ll be available for purchase at a discount. Glow-in-the-dark star shirts will also be available for sale. Even if it’s cloudy, you’ll learn a lot, have a great time!