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April Star Party (Virtual Edition)
Friday | April 16, 2021 | 8:30 pm–9:30 pmFree
Spiral, elliptical, irregular—oh my! Galaxies abound in our spring sky. Some galaxies are even home to supernovae—the explosive remains of dead stars. Join us and our special guest Laura Salo from the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics as we explore some of the galaxies in our own cosmic backyard.
Laura Salo is pursuing her Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Minnesota. Her current research involves spectral analysis of galaxies that are home to supernovae in order to discover more about the environments of these explosive stars.
At Home Activity
Galaxy Zoo! Classify galaxies by their shape to help figure out how galaxies form. Citizen scientists like you have made over 2.1 million classifications to date and have even made discoveries like Green Pea galaxies. Anyone can be a citizen scientist, no previous experience required.
Don’t forget to download your own Minnesota Skies Guide!