Astronomy

  • 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!
  • Minnesota Skies: July 2019

    Published , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: celebrating Apollo, a planetary showcase, the Summer Triangle, and more!
  • NASA Lunar Samples: July 16-28

    Published06/21/2019

    Hold samples collected by Apollo astronauts in your hands!
  • Minnesota Skies: June 2019

    Published05/31/2019 , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: Spotting Jupiter, Moon viewing, the longest day of the year, and more!
  • Minnesota Skies: May 2019

    Published04/30/2019 , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: Star hopping, Moon viewing, deep sky objects, and more!