Enjoy 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.