Make the stars your old friends while watching the great celestial show in the skies over Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Gemini the Twins, Taurus the Bull, and some of the great stories behind them.
Giant video telescopes will be aimed to view star clusters, galaxies, and more. There will also be safe viewing with other telescopes. 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!
Mike Lynch is a retired WCCO meteorologist and has been hosting star watch programs 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, participants should learn a lot and have a great time!
Registration is required, $5 per person. Masks required at check-in and at the telescopes, and social distancing will be practiced.