Get to know the constellations and some of the great stories behind them with WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch, at a special Community Services star-watching class on April 16.
Participants will use two of the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close-up views of Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. An astronomical cameratelescope system will also reveal views of the distant universe.
The night begins with a short orientation in the Northfield Middle School cafeteria, followed by quality time under the stars. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Mike Lynch has been hosting star watching events and teaching astronomy classes for more than 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.”
Visit Community Services or call 507.664.3649 to register.
Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Starwatch Party
$16/person, $36/family up to 4 or $60/group of 5 -15
8:15 – 10:15 p.m. T, April 16
Middle School Cafeteria
Class #: 3240
Northfield Public Schools Community Services includes recreation and enrichment programming, Early Childhood Family Education, driver education, KidVentures, EarlyVentures Learning Center, Connected Kids, Middle School Youth Center, Hand-in-Hand Preschool, Adult Basic Education and Project ABLE.