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Star Party with Mike Lynch

Date: Dec 18th, 2013

Meteorologist and newspaper columnist, Mike Lynch, will host three free Star Party events in Saint Paul in January sponsored by Saint Paul Public Library and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Lynch invites the public to come and watch the great celestial show in the skies. Each event begins with a short presentation indoors followed by time outside. Participants will have a chance to use large reflecting telescopes, including 20-inch reflectors, to view planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and other wonders of the winter skies.

The winter constellations are the best and brightest this time of the year. Everyone should be sure to wear warm clothing and can bring a lawn chair, if they would like.

Locations and Times:

Monday, January 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Como Streetcar Station, 1224 N Lexington Ave, Saint Paul 55108.

Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice Street, Saint Paul, 55117. Library building closes at 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West 7th  Library, 265 Oneida Ave, Saint Paul, 55102. Library building closes at 8 p.m.

Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 40 years. 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." His glow in the dark star shirts will be available for purchase at a discount.

Contact 651-266-7000 or visit for more information.