College-wide events

Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Father Hennepin State Park

Universe in the Park

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks.

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, modeled after a very successful project at the University of Wisconsin, is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Chris Nolting.

At our events, representatives of the Institute will present a short (20–30 min) public talk and slide show. Presentations cover a variety of astronomical topics such as: the history of matter, how astronomers "see," and a journey through our solar system.

Afterwards, if weather allows, attendees have the opportunity to view the sky through multiple 8-inch reflecting telescopes, operated by the staff and provided by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Additionally, we provide free star maps (e.g. www.skymaps.com) and are happy to show visitors how to use them. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from the audience and enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.

Through these events, we hope to convey the excitement of modern astronomical research while simultaneously providing an enjoyable introduction to amateur astronomy. Although a vehicle permit is usually required to enter the parks, the events are free to the public. Please join us!

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks

For more information or to see the full schedule of events visit the website or contact Chris Nolting at nolt0040@umn.edu.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8 a.m. through Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5 p.m.

Bell Museum

Apollo Anniversary & Cosmic 5K

On Saturday, July 20, the Bell will host a fun-filled daylong celebration and 5K fundraiser. With events inside and out, you can help commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the first lunar landing with an array of Moon-related activities. The 5K kicks off at 8 am, followed by a kids’ fun run at 9:15 am. Games, crafts, lunar samples, NASA artifacts, and learning activities will be available throughout the day. Cost: $10-$20.

MORE INFO HERE!


Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Universe in the Park

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks.

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, modeled after a very successful project at the University of Wisconsin, is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Chris Nolting.

At our events, representatives of the Institute will present a short (20–30 min) public talk and slide show. Presentations cover a variety of astronomical topics such as: the history of matter, how astronomers "see," and a journey through our solar system.

Afterwards, if weather allows, attendees have the opportunity to view the sky through multiple 8-inch reflecting telescopes, operated by the staff and provided by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Additionally, we provide free star maps (e.g. www.skymaps.com) and are happy to show visitors how to use them. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from the audience and enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.

Through these events, we hope to convey the excitement of modern astronomical research while simultaneously providing an enjoyable introduction to amateur astronomy. Although a vehicle permit is usually required to enter the parks, the events are free to the public. Please join us!

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks

For more information or to see the full schedule of events visit the website or contact Chris Nolting at nolt0040@umn.edu.


Sunday, July 21, 2019, Noon through Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2 p.m.

Bell Museum

Solar Sunday

Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck, Bell Museum. Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing. Note: These events are weather dependent (we need clear skies for observing the Sun); if the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

Free with gallery admission.

Tickets are available on site or online.


Friday, July 26, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Universe in the Park

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks.

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, modeled after a very successful project at the University of Wisconsin, is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Chris Nolting.

At our events, representatives of the Institute will present a short (20–30 min) public talk and slide show. Presentations cover a variety of astronomical topics such as: the history of matter, how astronomers "see," and a journey through our solar system.

Afterwards, if weather allows, attendees have the opportunity to view the sky through multiple 8-inch reflecting telescopes, operated by the staff and provided by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Additionally, we provide free star maps (e.g. www.skymaps.com) and are happy to show visitors how to use them. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from the audience and enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.

Through these events, we hope to convey the excitement of modern astronomical research while simultaneously providing an enjoyable introduction to amateur astronomy. Although a vehicle permit is usually required to enter the parks, the events are free to the public. Please join us!

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks

For more information or to see the full schedule of events visit the website or contact Chris Nolting at nolt0040@umn.edu.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

William O'Brien State Park

Universe in the Park

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks.

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, modeled after a very successful project at the University of Wisconsin, is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Chris Nolting.

At our events, representatives of the Institute will present a short (20–30 min) public talk and slide show. Presentations cover a variety of astronomical topics such as: the history of matter, how astronomers "see," and a journey through our solar system.

Afterwards, if weather allows, attendees have the opportunity to view the sky through multiple 8-inch reflecting telescopes, operated by the staff and provided by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Additionally, we provide free star maps (e.g. www.skymaps.com) and are happy to show visitors how to use them. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from the audience and enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.

Through these events, we hope to convey the excitement of modern astronomical research while simultaneously providing an enjoyable introduction to amateur astronomy. Although a vehicle permit is usually required to enter the parks, the events are free to the public. Please join us!

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks

For more information or to see the full schedule of events visit the website or contact Chris Nolting at nolt0040@umn.edu.


Monday, July 29, 2019, 7 a.m. through Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, 1 p.m.

Keller Hall

Cellular Bioprocess Technology Short Course

Completely updated lecture notes in the 2019 offering!

About the course

This interactive, four-day course covers the fundamentals and practical analysis of cell culture technology and bioprocess engineering.

  • This is the definitive course in cell culture bioprocessing.
  • We have offered this course featuring the latest in the field for over 30 years.
  • We have served more than 4,000 attendees from five continents.
  • The course covers fundamental knowledge in cell and biochemical sciences and processengineering.
  • Expert experiences on biomanufacturing and perspectives on emerging technology are highlighted.

Lecturers

  • Wei-Shou Hu, Course Director, Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Susan Abu-Absi, Vice President, Process Development, Bluebird Bio
  • Samira Azarin, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Ben Hackel, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Amine Kamen, Professor, McGill University
  • Bhanu Chandra Mulukutla, Senior Principal Scientist, Bioprocess Research & Development, Pfizer Inc.
  • Gargi Seth, Associate Director, Technical Development Project and Portfolio Management, Genentech
  • Weichang Zhou, Senior Vice President of Biologics Process Development, WuXi AppTec

“This course was an excellent way to experience a broad spectrum of subjects within biotechnology. The experience has given me the skills I needed to excel at my current position and inspired me to explore new opportunities within the biotech industry.”   –Senior Process Development Scientist, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

REGISTER HERE!

Last Day of registration is July 12th, 2019

More information

  • For more information, visit the website at cbt.umn.edu.
  • If you have questions, contact Camille Hanson, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota at acre@umn.edu or +1 (612) 626-7630.

 

 


Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Dodge Nature Center

Universe in the Park

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks.

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, modeled after a very successful project at the University of Wisconsin, is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Chris Nolting.

At our events, representatives of the Institute will present a short (20–30 min) public talk and slide show. Presentations cover a variety of astronomical topics such as: the history of matter, how astronomers "see," and a journey through our solar system.

Afterwards, if weather allows, attendees have the opportunity to view the sky through multiple 8-inch reflecting telescopes, operated by the staff and provided by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Additionally, we provide free star maps (e.g. www.skymaps.com) and are happy to show visitors how to use them. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from the audience and enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.

Through these events, we hope to convey the excitement of modern astronomical research while simultaneously providing an enjoyable introduction to amateur astronomy. Although a vehicle permit is usually required to enter the parks, the events are free to the public. Please join us!

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks

For more information or to see the full schedule of events visit the website or contact Chris Nolting at nolt0040@umn.edu.


Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

William O'Brien State Park

Universe in the Park

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks.

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, modeled after a very successful project at the University of Wisconsin, is headed by faculty member Evan Skillman and graduate student Chris Nolting.

At our events, representatives of the Institute will present a short (20–30 min) public talk and slide show. Presentations cover a variety of astronomical topics such as: the history of matter, how astronomers "see," and a journey through our solar system.

Afterwards, if weather allows, attendees have the opportunity to view the sky through multiple 8-inch reflecting telescopes, operated by the staff and provided by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Additionally, we provide free star maps (e.g. www.skymaps.com) and are happy to show visitors how to use them. Throughout the evening, we encourage questions from the audience and enjoy discussing topics ranging from backyard astronomy to the latest scientific discoveries.

Through these events, we hope to convey the excitement of modern astronomical research while simultaneously providing an enjoyable introduction to amateur astronomy. Although a vehicle permit is usually required to enter the parks, the events are free to the public. Please join us!

Summer telescope observing program at local state parks

For more information or to see the full schedule of events visit the website or contact Chris Nolting at nolt0040@umn.edu.


Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, Noon through Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, 2 p.m.

Bell Museum

Solar Sunday

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing. Note: These events are weather dependent (we need clear skies for observing the Sun); if the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

Free with gallery admission. Tickets are available on site or online.