Mike Lynch - Minnesota Star Watch PartyMake the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over the western side of Lake Minnetonka. This night will be filled with the stars, constellations, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and more! We start off with indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion, and some of their great stories behind them. We’ll use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20-inch reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close-up views of a number of celestial wonders in the spring skies. This is also an opportunity to learn about celestial photography. Weather permitting we’ll use a new astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of the distant universe.You’ll also get a large handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide and more!Mike Lynch is a meteorologist with WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for 45 year. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book, “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch,” that will be available for purchase at a discount. Even if this is a cloudy night, you will learn a lot, have a great time, and get a Mike Lynch “cloud check” for a future Minnesota Star Watch class. Your universe is waiting!
Monday, March 6 Rescheduled for Monday, March 137:30 - 9:30 pm (please note new time, to accommodate Daylight Savings Time)Educational Service Center – Conference Room A#7560-A17W$25 (includes packet)