December 24 - 25: All locations closed.
December 26:
Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed.
The Bookmobile will be out of service December 22 - January 2.

Star Party

Star Party with Mike LynchGet to know the constellations and celestial treasures among them like the moon, planets, galaxies, and more.

Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sun Ray Library
2105 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul

Thursday, January 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Highland Park Library
1974 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul

 

The events begin with a short orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. The winter constellations are the best and brightest this time of the year.

Be sure to wear warm clothing! Bring a lawn chair, if you like.

Large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20-inch reflectors will be available for close up views of Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders of the winter skies.

There will also be an astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of the more distant universe.

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.