Courses - Adult Enrichment / Hobbies -
Adult Enrichment 2020-2021
Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Dodge Nature Center. We’ll have giant telescopes aimed at Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. Mars will be the closest it’ll be to Earth until 2035! We’ll also view star clusters, galaxies, and more. Get to know constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. You’re strongly encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket to make yourself comfy! Lastly, we are requiring any and all participants of Stargazing fill out a Covid-19 Waiver/Release form. It will be sent to you via email two days before class starts. You can either fill it out and send it back electronically to the instructor or fill it out on-site when you arrive for class. You will not be able to participate without a signed waiver. There is a supply fee of $1 for each participant that registers as safety glasses are required for the class. The instructor will provide a pair for each participant.
Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for over 45 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.”