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April 16 - April 22
Tate Hall observatory telescope

Telescope Observation Nights

Friday 04/20/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
John T. Tate Hall, University of MN, 116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Free

Explore the sky with astronomers from the Bell and the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA). FREE telescope observing nights take place every Friday during the University's Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly, and you can arrive and leave at any time.

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April 23 - April 29
Image collage of women in science, showing assorted nature graphics: fungi, water, lichen, leaves, and microscopic organisms

SciSpark 2018

Wednesday 04/25/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Star Ballroom, St Paul Student Center 2017 Buford Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108
Free

Join us for a celebration of women in science! "Lightning talks" on a range of topics, hands-on activities, and an interactive Q&A on gender equity and experiences in STEM.

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Tate Hall observatory telescope

Telescope Observation Nights

Friday 04/27/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
John T. Tate Hall, University of MN, 116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Free

Explore the sky with astronomers from the Bell and the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA).

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April 30 - May 06
Tate Hall observatory telescope

Telescope Observation Nights

Friday 05/04/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
John T. Tate Hall, University of MN, 116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Free

Explore the sky with astronomers from the Bell and the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA).

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May 14 - May 20
Image looking down a deep mineshaft

Café Scientifique: Digging Deep

Tuesday 05/15/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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$5 - $12

Join Roopali Phadke for an illuminating talk on the democratization of science and technology decision-making and private and public development of water and energy resources.

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July 09 - July 15
A nighttime view of the new Bell Building with a starry sky above

Opening Night Celebration

Friday 07/13/2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Bell springs back to life with an after-hours evening celebration filling the museum with a lively blend of music, DIY art-making, sneak previews in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, refreshments, and more. Toast the new woolly mammoth with us and reach for the stars!

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Bell Museum lounge at sunset

Grand Opening: Saturday

Saturday 07/14/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Experience the Bell Museum inside and out, with an epic opening day from 9am-9pm.

Be among the first visitors to the amazing Touch & See Lab and Collections Cove, sketch rare items from our educational collection, build your own mini diorama to take home, and find your inner scientist with fascinating demos and hands on activities throughout the building. We will be premiering the Bell original planetarium production of Minnesota in the Cosmos in the Whitney and Elizabeth Planetarium. We’ll also have a variety of free experiences in the outdoor Learning Landscape between 9 am and 5 pm.

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Bell Museum lounge at sunset

Grand Opening: Sunday

Sunday 07/15/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Opening weekend continues with the opportunity on Sunday to meet some of the Bell Museum curators and more researchers and scientists throughout the building. Like Saturday, we will be continuing sketching programs, science demos and hands-on activities, and make your own diorama activities.

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