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Dark Sky Caravan & Star Parties

August 9 - August 14

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Photo: Dark Sky Caravan - inflatable planetarium

Dark Sky Caravan 2021

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:

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information visit d.umn.edu/planet/events

Thank you to our collaborators Visit Cook County, Gunflint Trail Historical Society, and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center for your help and support in planning the event!