Big dipper constellation in a dark blue sky

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  • COVID-19 Infographics: Bringing science and art together

    Published03/31/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    The Bell Museum and the Science Communication Lab at UMN partner up for a unique approach to communicate a public health message.
  • Indigenous Astronomy & the Bell

    Published03/30/2021 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    When our planetarium team presents live shows in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, the constellations that appear on the dome are typically the shapes and forms imagined by ancient Greeks and 16th century European astronomers. Why? Simply put, because that’s the knowledge typically taught in western education. The Bell…
  • Constellation Hunter: Hidden in the Spring Skies Part 2

    Published03/29/2021 , By Sarah Komperud

    Throughout the last year, we’ve embarked on a journey to find 39 northern hemisphere constellations in our Constellation Hunter series. Along the way we’ve found seasonal favorites such as Orion and Cygnus, the ever present circumpolar constellations like Ursa Major, and a few bonus constellations not on the official list…
  • Panel Discussion, Landscapes of Environmental Justice: Learn More


    Learn more about environmental justice and the ways you can get involved with this list of resources
  • The Mollusk and Crustacean Collection

    Published03/22/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    Sean Keogh shares how the Bell Museum Mollusk and Crustacean collection helps to further his research and expresses his appreciation for these amazing animals.
  • Constellation Hunter: Hidden in the Spring Skies

    Published02/24/2021 , By Sarah Komperud

    Across the sky there are 88 total constellations, but not all of them are home to bright, easy to find stars. Back in the 17th century, Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius introduced several smaller and dimmer constellations to fill in otherwise unassigned segments of the sky.
  • Perseverance Rover & Ingenuity Landing Activities


    The Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter drone are set to touch down on Mars on February 18, 2021. As we all wait in anticipation of their landing, get ready with these fun activities!
  • A Charge Forward


    The Bell Museum has been awarded nearly $875,000 in a three-year cooperative agreement from NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions program to create a new, accessible planetarium show and toolkit of science activities in the program, A Charge Forward: Activating the Nation’s Planetariums to Excite the Public about…
  • Reviving a Species — The Piping Plover

    Published , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    Dr. Reddy is collaborating with Dr. Francesca Cuthbert, Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, to study the genetics of all individuals of the Piping Plover population.
  • Spread The Love

    Published01/25/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    Responsibly spread the love this Valentine’s Day with gifts that spark curiosity and bring on warm fuzzy feelings.