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  • Minnesota’s Second Annual Statewide Star Party: Celebrating our Dark Skies

    Published07/08/2020

    When you look up at the night sky, do you ever wonder how different it would look under really dark skies? What others across the state can see compared to what you see in your town? We are planning a week of virtual events, where night sky experts from across…
  • CANCELED: April Star Party

    Published01/21/2020

    Free admission, $5 donation requested Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Spring Sky Tonight.…
  • CANCELED: March Star Party

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    Based on today’s Minnesota Department of Health recommendations, we are canceling tonight’s Star Party. Thank you for your interest, and we’ll keep you updated when we’re able to resume these events! If you have any questions, please get in touch at bellinfo@umn.edu. Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE…
  • February Star Party

    Published11/26/2019

    Free admission, $5 donation requested Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Please Note: No Planetarium Show Tonight Telescopes Join us on the Ruth & John Huss Observation Deck where…
  • January Star Party

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    Free admission, $5 donation requested Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Winter Sky Tonight.…
  • December Star Party: Apollo’s Last Landing

    Published08/09/2019

    Free admission, $5 donation requested Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Winter Sky Tonight.…
  • Transit of Mercury

    Published09/06/2019

    Come view a rare planetary transit of Mercury as it crosses between the Sun and the Earth! Every so often, a planet lines up in a way that blocks part of the Sun’s rays from reaching Earth. This event is called a transit. The only two planets that can be…
  • November Star Party: Moon & Beyond

    Published08/26/2019

    Tonight’s event is part of our Statewide Star Party, which includes events across Minnesota! FREE, $5 donation requested Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Events will take place rain,…
  • October Star Party: Calendars in the Sky

    Published08/09/2019

    Free admission, $5 donation requested Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Mayan Archeoastronomy. After…
  • September Star Party: Gas Giants

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    Free admission, $5 donation requested Welcome back to campus, U of M students! Planetarium Shows start at 8:30 & 9 Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Fall Sky Tonight. Activity Learn more about the outer planets whose orbit lies outside the…