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  • Space Fest 2020 was Out of This World!


    What a fantastic weekend at the Bell! Space Fest dazzled again with nearly 2,000 people, including many Bell members, enjoying planetarium shows, hands-on activities from stomp rockets to lunar landers, guest speakers, volunteers, and exceptional partners.
  • Minnesota Skies: February 2020

    Published01/30/2020 , By Deane Morrison, Thaddeus LaCoursiere & Sarah Komperud

    A dazzling evening “star,” Venus comes out in twilight and sticks around long enough to outshine all the real stars against a dark sky.
  • Show Some Love This Valentine’s Day

    Published01/27/2020 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    This Valentine’s Day, we have gifts for the literal-minded—anatomically correct hearts, anyone?—and the romantic (try a guide to the night sky for sweet stargazing date).
  • Predicting the Future With Plants

    Published01/22/2020 , By Eve Daniels

    What do a rare coconut from the Seychelles and a 100-year-old wildflower from Minnesota have in common? This might sound like the setup to a bad botany joke, but there’s a serious connection between them. Found on only two islands in the world, the endangered double coconut is currently threatened…
  • Minnesota Skies: January 2020

    Published12/18/2019 , By Deane Morrison, Thaddeus LaCoursiere & Sarah Komperud

    Set against the cold morning sky, the warm red of Mars and its stellar counterpart Antares lends a note of cheer to the January darkness.
  • Like a Duck to Water

    Published12/17/2019 , By Eve Daniels

    Sushma Reddy’s earliest, most vivid memory with birds wasn’t in a tropical rainforest or a remote mountain range. It was in New York City. As she was finishing her undergraduate studies in environmental science at Barnard College, Reddy landed an internship at the American Museum of Natural History, which is…
  • Conserving Audubon’s ‘Birds’

    Published , By Don Luce

    No single person better represents the integration of science, art, and nature than John James Audubon (1785-1851). Read more about the eccentric genius behind Birds of America.
  • 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.
  • A Curious Gift Guide

    Published11/20/2019 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Explore a curated collection of unique gift specimens for the science geek, nature nut, and space case in your life. Member bonus: Get 20 percent off December 14–22!
  • 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…