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August 2021

Blue, yellow and green dead star in constellation Aquarius

Minnesota Night Skies in September

Wednesday 08/25/2021
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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September 2021

Night sky above three silhouette trees

Minnesota Night Skies in October

Tuesday 09/21/2021
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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October 2021

Telescope in space facing the Earth with Mars and sun in the upper left corner

Deeper look: The James Webb Space Telescope, with expert Michael Rutkowski

Thursday 10/14/2021
Free

Join us for a conversation with a NASA expert about the highly anticipated launch of the James Webb Space Telescope!

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Telescope in space with gold plated hexagon mirrors

Virtual Star Party: Countdown to Launch, James Webb Space Telescope

Friday 10/15/2021
Free

Join our planetarium team as they discuss the science and engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope while we enjoy views of the sky!

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Stars in the night sky

Minnesota Night Skies in November

Tuesday 10/26/2021
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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December 2021

Blue and purple image of the Milky Way

Minnesota Night Skies in January

Tuesday 12/28/2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join our planetarium team to explore what’s in and around the famous constellation Orion.

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January 2022

Image of the milky way with white border and text that reads: 150 years. Bell Museum

Minnesota Night Skies in February

Tuesday 01/25/2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

For February, our planetarium team visits a few favorite sights in the sky: Caroline’s Rose Cluster, Lepus, Bode’s Galaxy, The Intergalactic Wander, and more!

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February 2022

Night sky over silhouette of trees

Minnesota Night Skies in March

Tuesday 02/22/2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

The brightest star in the night sky remains high above the horizon in March, join us as we explore the sky around Sirius, the Dog Star.

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March 2022

Colorful duck at the edge of a pond

Birds Through Dakota Eyes

Wednesday 03/02/2022
Free

Join C̣aƞte Máza (Neil McKay), UMN senior Dakota language specialist, as he shares more about birds in Dakota language and culture.

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The Milky Way galaxy

Minnesota Night Skies in April

Tuesday 03/22/2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Come explore the Big Dipper, along with the galaxies hiding nearby, and the other constellations we can find from this simple shape.

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