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Minnesota Skies: September 2019

Your local guide to observing celestial objects and events

Find out what you can see this month: Saturn, summer triangle, fall equinox, lunar highlights, and more.

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  • Minnesota Skies: September 2019

    Published08/30/2019 , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: Saturn, summer triangle, fall equinox, lunar highlights, and more.
  • Meet Tim Whitfeld

    Published08/29/2019 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Tim Whitfeld, who became collections manager for the herbarium on June 1, grew up in a rural area of the United Kingdom. He spent his childhood hiking the footpaths that crisscross the countryside—and fishing. “I think being out in nature was what piqued my interest [in natural history]. I also…
  • Wicked Plants of Minnesota

    Published , By Tim Whitfeld

    Ahead of our Wicked Plants exhibit, opening September 21, we checked in with Tim Whitfeld at the herbarium to find out which plants he considers the wickedest around. The photos are courtesy of the Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas. Here are his top three:
  • A Superior Solution

    Published08/01/2019 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Jay Austin and his U of M research team are uncovering the mysteries of lake turnover by studying Lake Superior’s depths.
  • Heaven and Earth

    Published07/31/2019 , By Gayla Marty

    Jeannette Piccard gained fame twice in her life: as the first woman to reach the stratosphere, and the first woman ordained as a priest in the Episcopal church. Learn more about this pioneering science educator and how her legacy lives on inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium.