Universe in the Park is a free summer stargazing program that is open to the public. At these events, audiences will get to look through telescopes and go on a guided tour of the night sky, led by scientists with the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Each UitP event begins at 8:45pm with a short (~20 min.) outdoor talk, in which our scientists take the audience through a wide variety of space-related topics throughout the summer – ranging from astronomical history to modern breakthroughs in the field. Afterwards, we set up portable telescopes, and audiences can get a close-up view of targets like Saturn and Jupiter, the remnants of stellar explosions, or even distant galaxies. We hope you can join us for a night of science under the stars.
Meeting is at the park amphitheater but will require driving to another site for telescope viewing.
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