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*Springbrook discovery dinner – StarWatch Party

January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Minnesota StarWatch Party

with Mike Lynch

Springbrook Discovery Dinners pair lively educational programs with a catered meal for the perfect night out. Leave the kids at home and enjoy the night with friends or a date.

Registration is required and space is limited. Tickets are $25 per person. Call Springbrook at 763-572-3588 to sign up or for more details. Presentation begins at 5:30 pm, with catered dinner to follow.

Mike Lynch Meteorologist/Broadcaster at WCCO Radio Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Springbrook Nature Center. We start off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion, and some of their great stories behind them. We’ll also use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant twenty inch wide reflector telescopes that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in the upper Midwest, for close up views of the moon, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our winter-early spring skies. Learn about basic celestial photography. Weather permitting, we’ll also use a new astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of our more distant universe. You’ll also get a great big handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! Mike Lynch has been a meteorologist and broadcaster at WCCO Radio for near nearly 40 years and has been hosting star watching and astronomy programs for well over 47 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book; “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations” that’ll be available for purchase. Glow in the dark star and constellation shirts will also be available for purchase. Even if it’s the cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch “Cloud Check” for a future Minnesota Starwatch Class. Your universe is waiting!

Fee: $25 per person Registration ends Tuesday, January 8 at 5:00 pm.


January 12
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Springbrook Nature Center Foundation


Springbrook Nature Center
100 - 85th Ave NW
Fridley, MN 55432 United States
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