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  • Minnesota Skies: October

    Published10/02/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Be sure to enjoy the sweet but less-caloric treats in the October sky… Mars, Saturn, and the Northern Cross.
  • Minnesota Skies: September

    Published09/03/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Let’s compare the two brightest stars currently shining in Minnesota’s evening sky, Vega and Arcturus. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, and its diameter is about 25 times that of the sun! Our star will look like this in a few billion years.
  • Minnesota State Fair

    Published08/23/2018

    The 12-day run of the Minnesota State Fair is a fantastic opportunity to get to know Minnesota’s one and only land-grant University. Find the Bell Museum across the fairgrounds during the run of the Fair.
  • Goldy at the Bell

    Published08/06/2018

    Get a special tour of the new museum courtesy of the University of Minnesota’s Biggest Fan: Goldy Gopher!
  • Minnesota Skies: August

    Published08/01/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    The planets continue their ballet in August. Add a meteor shower, and nature treats us to a wonderful show. All month, around dusk, look for brilliant Venus low in the W, Jupiter in the SW, Saturn in the SSE and ruddy colored Mars low in the SE.
  • Images of Home: Jim Brandenburg’s Minnesota

    Published02/11/2018

    See the trailer for Images of Home, a new documentary by renowned nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg. The film is on view exclusively at the Bell Museum in our new Glacial Theater. Embark on an immersive experience that connects you to surprising and rarely seen interactions in Minnesota’s nature.