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Saturday with a Scientist

One Saturday a month, engage in authentic science and inquiry learning…and have a lot of fun while doing so! Saturday with a Scientist is designed especially for children and families, and provides a unique opportunity to explore the Bell and participate in activities inspired and led by real University of Minnesota scientists and students.


Eyes in the Sky

Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come investigate the tools and methods scientists use to study faraway places.  Professor Evan Skillman from the University of Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics will guide us as we explore places that we cannot touch, taste or smell, but we can "see in unique ways.  

You'll decode radio telescope signals, learn about infrared cameras, understand the science behind images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, and have an opportunity to build an optical telescope. At 12:30, Evan will discuss his current research findings.

Join us for this interesting day as we explore visible and invisible light, see into another galaxy, and learn about our eyes in the sky.