Astronomy

  • 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!
  • Minnesota Skies: April 2019

    Published03/27/2019 , By Parke Kunkle

    Find out what you can see this month: Mars, zodiacal constellations, Lyrids, and more!
  • Water Worlds

    Published03/22/2019 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Congratulations to UMN students Camryn Schmidt and Putheawin Samphea! The pair presented an original planetarium show, Water on Other Worlds, for the museum’s Weather & Water After Hours event on March 20.
  • Minnesota Skies: March 2019

    Published03/01/2019 , By Parke Kunkle

    A planetary showcase, the seven sisters, and a super moon: find out what you can see this month!
  • Minnesota Skies: February 2019

    Published01/28/2019 , By Parke Kunkle

    How to view the Winter Circle, er Oval, and more in the latest astro-news!
  • Minnesota Skies: January 2019

    Published12/27/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Cosmic treats to ring in the new year: Venus, Jupiter, and Mars will be visible all month & a Super Moon total lunar eclipse on January 20… This and more in the latest astro-news!
  • Minnesota Skies: December 2018

    Published11/27/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    More than a dozen times each year, you can witness “shooting stars” in an annual meteor shower. Don’t let the cold scare you away from the impressive the Geminid meteor shower in December. Also, see the latest in astro-news!
  • Minnesota Skies: November

    Published10/30/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    How far can you see with the naked eye? Maybe a few tens of miles from a mountain top on a clear day? how about 2.5 million light years away to the Andromeda Galaxy?