College-wide events

Minnesota Night Skies in June

The longest day of the year approaches, so use your time wisely and check out these top 10 objects in our summer night sky.  From constellations to globulars to galaxies, you don’t want to miss what’s right above your head.  Join our Bell Museum planetarium educator as we explore space and what you can see from your own backyard.

Tune in to Bell Museum Facebook Live on May 24, 12–12:30 pm, to catch this event!

Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A.

Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide.

IPRIME Program Reviews and In-person Poster Session

The IPRIME Annual Meeting is free to all member companies. If your company is considering membership, please contact me about attending the event as an IPRIME guest.

Visit our IPRIME website for more information as the agendas for the presentations are finalized.

Register for the reviews and poster session!

The Program Reviews are open to IPRIME member companies, invited guests, and University of Minnesota faculty, students, and staff. Registration is required. Prospective IPRIME members interested in attending as guests should contact me directly at kumar030@umn.edu.

IPRIME Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course

June 2-3, 2022

A two-day Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course will be offered in person at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities starting the day after the IPRIME Annual Program Reviews!

This course provides coating engineers, scientists and researchers with an understanding of the principles of liquid-applied coating processes, including dip coating, slot coating, curtain and slide coating, multilayer coating and roll coating; and solidification phenomena, such as drying and stress development, and fundamental topics important to liquid applied-coating processes, such as wetting and rheology.

The course draws on decades of research in the Coating Process Fundamentals Program of IPRIME. The course features in-person lectures, opportunities for discussion with instructors, and a poster session.

Learn more and register for the short course!

IPRIME members receive a discount!

IPRIME Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course

June 2-3, 2022

A two-day Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course will be offered in person at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities starting the day after the IPRIME Annual Program Reviews!

This course provides coating engineers, scientists and researchers with an understanding of the principles of liquid-applied coating processes, including dip coating, slot coating, curtain and slide coating, multilayer coating and roll coating; and solidification phenomena, such as drying and stress development, and fundamental topics important to liquid applied-coating processes, such as wetting and rheology.

The course draws on decades of research in the Coating Process Fundamentals Program of IPRIME. The course features in-person lectures, opportunities for discussion with instructors, and a poster session.

Learn more and register for the short course!

IPRIME members receive a discount!

Solar Sunday

Recommended for all ages

Sunspots, prominences, and flares…oh my! Stop by the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck on your next trip to the Bell Museum and check out the Sun. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing (weather permitting). With solar maximum expected in 2025 we’re already getting great views of activity on the Sun’s surface and in its atmosphere. So come on by and take a look at your closest star!

Please note: If the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

This event is included in the cost of regular admission.

University Archives Presentation and Cavern Tour

Alumni are invited to an exclusive viewing of archival materials from the University Archives and the Charles Babbage Institute, a presentation by the archivists, and a unique opportunity to tour the caverns housing the archives. The two-story high caverns were excavated from the limestone bluffs of the Mississippi River, and extend the length of two football fields.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
5 p.m.—Check-in and viewing of archival materials
5:30 p.m.—University Archives presentation
6:15 p.m.—Cavern tour

Register for the event!

Light refreshments will be served. If you have questions about the event, contact csealumni@umn.edu.

Planet Party 2022!

Recommended for all ages

For two days only, Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, get ready for one Moon, seven planets, and a dwarf planet! Summer is off to a great start as all seven planets join the Moon in the evening sky, along with everyone’s favorite dwarf planet Pluto. The Planetarium team will be setting up telescopes outside to view this celestial lineup, so come by and take a look at our closest neighbors (seeing Pluto not guaranteed).

Registration is not required but is encouraged to receive communications regarding this event.

Register Here

Planet Party 2022!

Recommended for all ages

For two days only, Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, get ready for one Moon, seven planets, and a dwarf planet! Summer is off to a great start as all seven planets join the Moon in the evening sky, along with everyone’s favorite dwarf planet Pluto. The Planetarium team will be setting up telescopes outside to view this celestial lineup, so come by and take a look at our closest neighbors (seeing Pluto not guaranteed).

Registration is not required but is encouraged to receive communications regarding this event.

Register Here

Solar Sunday

Recommended for all ages

Sunspots, prominences, and flares…oh my! Stop by the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck on your next trip to the Bell Museum and check out the Sun. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing (weather permitting). With solar maximum expected in 2025 we’re already getting great views of activity on the Sun’s surface and in its atmosphere. So come on by and take a look at your closest star!

Please note: If the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

This event is included in the cost of regular admission.

Minnesota Night Skies in July

The Perseids are back! Viewing this annual meteor shower is going to be a challenge this year so be sure to join us as we explore our summer night sky and give tips on how to see shooting stars from your own backyard (light pollution permitting).

Tune in to our Bell Museum Facebook Live on June 27, 12–12:30 pm, to catch this event!

Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A.

Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide.