A young participant observes the sun for the first time through a telescope at a previous Astronomy Day in Duluth. Bob King
If you’re in or near Duluth, Minn. today would be an excellent day to celebrate the cosmos. The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium on the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus will host Astronomy Day 2019 in conjunction with the Arrowhead Astronomical Society. The fun starts at 2 p.m. with activities for people of all ages, hands-on demonstrations and non-stop public lectures and planetarium shows. Telescopes will be set up for safe solar viewing if weather permits.
From 6-10 p.m., you can attend workshops on telescopes and night-sky photography. Should the sky clear telescopes will be set up for looking at the stars. And it’s all free with plenty of kid activities. Can’t do better than that. For more information, check the planetarium’s Facebook page.
If you can’t make it to our wonderful city, look for a similar event in or near your town on May 11, the official worldwide celebration of Astronomy Day. Astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops and more to increase awareness about astronomy and our amazing universe. Check here ...