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Dark Sky Caravan & Star Parties
August 9 - August 14
The Dark Sky Caravan is hitting the road again and celebrating Minnesota’s dark skies through virtual events and star parties! Join Planetarium staff and local partners on Facebook Live Aug. 9-10 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about the efforts to preserve our dark skies and how you can enjoy them for yourself (Facebook event).
Then, come out to one of our star parties on Aug. 11-14 from 8-10 p.m. for telescope viewing and live star shows (weather permitting). We will be at different locations every night:
- Wed. 8/11: Outside the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, UMD, Duluth (Facebook event)
- In addition to the star party, guests can enjoy a short (15 min) planetarium show. Shows will run every 20 minutes starting at 8p. Show sizes are limited to 13 people and all guests must wear a mask inside the planetarium.
- Thurs. 8/12: Tettegouche State Park (Facebook event)
- Fri.8/13: North House Folk School, Grand Marais (Facebook event)
- Sat. 8/14: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center (Facebook event)
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information visit d.umn.edu/planet/events