Astronomy

  • Minnesota Skies: December 2019

    Published11/25/2019 , By Deane Morrison, Thaddeus LaCoursiere & Sarah Komperud

    Fall back and find out what you can see this month: both the morning and evening skies get an infusion of new planets.
  • 2019-20 Showcase Artist Michael Wilson

    Published11/08/2019 , By Michael Wilson

    As an Anishinaabe person, I have spent a great deal of time involved in seasonal harvesting and have been educated in our own relationship based school of science. For example, nets are set after the spring frogs are heard, an observed signal that the ambient temperature is rising and frogs…
  • Minnesota Skies: November 2019

    Published10/30/2019 , By Deane Morrison, Thaddeus LaCoursiere & Sarah Komperud

    Fall back and find out what you can see this month: both the morning and evening skies get an infusion of new planets.
  • 2019 Report to the Community

    Published10/18/2019 , By Denise Young & Brian Buhr

    Friends, When Minnesota legislators called for a state museum of natural history in 1872, they proved their smart and innovative thinking about the enduring role of nature to our wellbeing as a people and a state. Our research is at the forefront of describing and explaining environmental change and biodiversity,…
  • Minnesota Skies: October 2019

    Published09/30/2019 , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: bright stars and planets, International Observe the Moon Night, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Minnesota Skies: August 2019

    Published , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: Ring nebula, Perseid meteor shower, equids in the sky, lunar highlights, and more.
  • Searching for Stardust

    Published , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Learn more about citizen scientist Scott Peterson, the micrometeorite hunter behind our City Stardust exhibit.
  • Photo Gallery: 2018/19 Skynet Scholars

    Published07/01/2019

    Our Skynet Scholars program teaches middle and high schoolers to operate research-grade telescopes through the internet. See a gallery of their astronomical images!