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Stargazing with Mike Lynch
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join professional meteorologist and amateur astronomer Mike Lynch for a stargazing party at Garvin Park!
Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over the Southwestern Minnesota. We’ll have giant telescopes aimed at Saturn as well as the moon, star clusters, galaxies, and other great celestial treasures. We’ll also check out constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. Mike will also bring a telescope-astrophotography system to see really distant targets such as galaxies millions of light years away.
Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 48 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the books; “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch” and “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations.” Both books will be available for purchase at a discount. Super cool glow in the dark star shirts will also be available for purchase. Even if it’s the cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time!
This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Lyon County Parks and the Marshall-Lyon County Library as part of the Explore Space traveling experience. In the event of inclement weather, please tune in to Marshall Radio for cancellation information.
Exploring Space: Smart Spacecraft, Big Data, and Digital Models, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Network (STAR_Net) led
by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include EDC. Exploring Space is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation: DRL-1421427.