Saint Paul Public Library will be closed August 30 - September 1.

Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.

Star Party

Star Party with Mike LynchEnjoy quality time outside under the heavens.

Learn about the winter sky and view planets, galaxies, nebulae and more using 20-inch reflecting telescopes.

The January 27 Star Party has been rescheduled to February 4 due to the cold weather!

January 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rice Street Library
1011 Rice Street, Saint Paul

January 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
West 7th Library
265 Oneida Street, Saint Paul

February 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Como Streetcar Station
1224 N Lexington Ave, Saint Paul
This event was originally scheduled for January 27 but was rescheduled due to weather.

Library buildings close at 8:00 p.m., but the Star Party continues outside until 8:30 p.m.

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. Everyone will get a handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, websites, and a telescope-buying guide.

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.