Family stargazing outside with a telescope

  • 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

    November’s Star Party will be part of our Statewide Star Party, which runs November 8–11 and includes events around Minnesota. Star Party admission is 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…
  • 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…
  • May Star Party

    Published01/31/2019

    Explore the night sky at our last Star Party of the semester! Telescope observing takes place on the Ruth & John Huss Observation Deck. These are very informal and family-friendly (recommended ages 7+). Admission is free, but donations are welcome and appreciated. The evening begins with an intro to the…
  • April Star Party

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    Explore the sky with the Bell Museum! We host free telescope observing nights during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters on the Ruth & John Huss Observation Deck. These are very informal and family-friendly (recommended ages 7+). Admission is free, but donations are welcome and appreciated. The evening begins with…