Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over the Retreat Center. Mike Lynch, retired WCCO meterologist and astronomer extroardinaire, will teach you about constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. View star clusters and galaxies on giant video telescopes. Look at Jupiter, Saturn and Mars! Stargazers will receive a big handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more.
Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. Individually wrapped safety glass for telescope observation will be provided.
Bring your own beverages and snacks, lawn chairs or blankets. This event is held with limited light so guests should be self-reliant.