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February 2021

Actress portraying Caroline Herschel, starry background

History Science Theatre Live: Caroline Herschel

Saturday 02/06/2021
Free

Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own.

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Actress portraying Caroline Herschel, starry background

History Science Theatre Live: Caroline Herschel

Saturday 02/06/2021
Free

Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own.

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Intro to Nature Journaling

Thursday 02/11/2021
$30 – $40

Join the Bell Museum for a three-part, virtual exploration of the art of nature journaling right where you are—from the most urban to the most rural of settings. Whether you’re alone or with a group, you can take advantage of this opportunity to pause, connect with nature, build a sense of place, and embark on a journey of discovery.

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Star Party—Virtual Mars Edition

Friday 02/19/2021
Free

Joining us tonight as a special co-host is Derek Demeter from the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida. He has a passion for teaching people about the wonders of the universe, and his astrophotography work has earned a place on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website. We’ll be looking at the winter sky through our telescopes and talking about the recent mission to Mars with the Perseverance Rover.

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Minnesota Night Skies in March (online event)

Friday 02/26/2021
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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March 2021

People and lines from far above

Dene Ch’anié (‘the path we walk’): Indigenous Perspectives on Planetary Health

Wednesday 03/03/2021
Free

This presentation will discuss Indigenous perspectives on planetary health and greater sustainability movements through the Dëne Sųłıné concept of Dene Ch’anie.

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Damage from a tornado in North Minneapolis

Landscapes of Environmental Justice: Bridging Past and Present

Tuesday 03/16/2021
Free

An introduction to environmental justice challenges in the Twin Cities through a storytelling lens, focusing on first-person narratives.

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Bell Live: Learn about developing brains! (Brain Awareness Week)

Friday 03/19/2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join us to learn about Dr. Anita Randolph's path to brain research, her current work at MIDB, and what we can all do to develop and maintain healthy brains.

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thors helmet constellation

March Star Party (Virtual Edition)

Friday 03/19/2021
Free

Grab your star map and enjoy telescope observing from wherever you are. Our astronomy staff will guide you through the night sky as our telescope, with its new camera features, will live capture deep space objects and stream them to you virtually. Register now!

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Graphic with connected dots and trees, text: Probable Meets Possible: Bio-inspired futures rooted in the right now

Probable Meets Possible: Leveling Up to Combat Climate Change

Wednesday 03/31/2021
Free

Scientists unravel the effects of climate change at two vastly different levels — from the activities of individual microbes to fluxes of gases in the atmosphere. They engage in conversations with individual community members and groups of global political leaders. Dr. Jennifer Powers and Dr. Heidi Roop will share the challenges and strengths of working across these scales. They’ll share insights into how these dual approaches might catalyze novel collaborations and progress in climate change work. The conversation will be…

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