Category: Special event


MnDRIVE Environment Fall Meet-And-Greet

Join members of the MnDRIVE Environment Community for a Meet-And-Greet at the Fulton Brewery Taproom as we celebrate the opening of Byproduct, a new site-specific art installation by artist Aaron Dysart. Byproduct will carbonate the façade of the taproom with shifting colors generated from an enormous mirror ball. The colors show the results of a sustainable wastewater research project conducted by Paige Novak and her team at the University of Minnesota.










Virtual Star Party: Countdown to Launch, James Webb Space Telescope

5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off! The highly anticipated launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is almost here. To gear up and get ready for the launch, our planetarium team will dig into the science and engineering of the Webb while we enjoy views of the sky through our own, ground-based, telescopes. Webb is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct 31, 2021.

Register for the event!







2021 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

More than 20 CSE exhibitors will be featured throughout the fair

A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street will feature students and faculty in a wide range of fields. College of Science and Engineering faculty and students will also be featured during STEM Day at the Fair in Dan Patch Park and the U of M's Driven to Discover research building.



















Minnesota Night Skies in December

It’s time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join Bell Museum planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they take you on a journey of what’s visible in the evening skies during the coming month. Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A.

Minnesota’s Astronomy Classroom is generously supported by Ruth and John Huss.

Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide.




Minnesota Night Skies in November

It’s time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Bell Museum Facebook Live as they take you on a journey of what’s visible in the evening skies during the coming month. Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A.

Minnesota’s Astronomy Classroom is generously supported by Ruth and John Huss.

Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide




Minnesota Night Skies in October

It’s time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join Bell Museum planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they take you on a journey of what’s visible in the evening skies during the coming month. Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A.

Minnesota’s Astronomy Classroom is generously supported by Ruth and John Huss.

Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide




Virtual Star Party - Fall Highlights

Recommended for all ages

Join us for our fall observing season kickoff! We’ll be streaming live telescope views to you from the Bell Museum’s observation deck. Our expert planetarium team will guide you through what to look out for this fall, from seasonal deep space objects to upcoming meteor showers and eclipses.

Registration is requested through Eventbrite in order to receive a secure Zoom Webinar link.




noRth 2021

Are you an intermediate or advanced R user looking for an opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with the diverse R community in the Twin Cities? We’d love for you to join us VIRTUALLY at noRth 2021!




Universe in the Park

Universe in the Park is a summer outreach program hosted by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and area state and local parks. This annual program is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Nico Adams.




Universe in the Park

Universe in the Park is a summer outreach program hosted by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and area state and local parks. This annual program is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Nico Adams.