• 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.
  • An Exercise in Team Problem Solving

    Published , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Meet Peter Larsen and learn how his U of M research team is working to fight chronic wasting disease.
  • 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.
  • In Bloom


    Check out our featured photo of the month.
  • Photo Gallery: 2018/19 Skynet Scholars


    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


    Hold samples collected by Apollo astronauts in your hands!
  • The Encounter

    Published06/14/2019 , By Meleah Maynard

    It’s been 20 years since Ian Dudley’s bronze sculpture of a moose and three wolves, The Encounter, was first installed in front of the Bell Museum. But only recently did the Lindstrom, Minnesota-based sculptor feel the piece was finally complete.