Costumed astronaut looks through a telescope during solar observation time at Space Fest.

Space Fest Recap

It was pretty far out


In spite of the bitter cold (or at least what used to qualify as bitter cold a week ago), more than 4,500 people made it to the Bell for Space Fest on January 19-20! Thanks to all who participated in our Year of Apollo kickoff, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and all things space!

An additional 1,300 stargazers braved the frigid weather to watch the total lunar eclipse with us on Sunday night. We were lucky to have a clear, cloud-free sky for excellent viewing conditions. A special thanks to our volunteers, staff, student guides and partners from the Minnesota Astronomical Society for bringing extra observing gear for this special phenomena.

In case you missed it…

Check out some of our favorite photos and video from Space Fest:


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