October 18: Star Party

Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the sky over Saint Paul. We’ll have giant telescopes aimed at Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, galaxies, and more. Live video telescopes will also be available. Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and others. Great constellation mythological stories will also be featured.

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.

Bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort and dress accordingly to weather. Covid safety protocol will be followed; attendees will be required to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

This event is free and open to the public

For additional questions email or call Michelle Filkins at michelle.filkins@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1621. If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651 793 1549 or Accessibility.Resources@metrostate.edu.