StarWatch Party

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Friday, September 4, 2020
8:30 - 10:30 PM
Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Swim Pond


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, space is limited
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$5 / adults and $2 / children 12 and under

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 Mars. Mars will be the closest it will be to Earth until 2035! Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. 

We’ll have giant video telescopes aimed view star clusters, galaxies, and more. They’ll also be safe viewing with other telescopes aimed at Jupiter and Saturn. Free wrapped safety glasses will be provided for individuals, couples, and families. You’ll also get a great big handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! 

Mike Lynch is a retired WCCO meteorologist and has been hosting star watch 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. Super cool 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! 

Masks required at check-in and at the telescopes, and social distancing will be practiced.