Check out the new Cannon Falls library as well as a couple of 20 inch reflector telescopes. From the Kenyon Leader article:
Make the stars your old friends and have fun watching the great celestial show in the skies over Cannon Falls.
You can be a part of this by attending the Mike Lynch Minnesota Star Watch Party from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 14) at the Cannon Falls Library.
This night begins with a short orientation, followed by quality time outside under the heavens.
Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull, Leo the Lion, and hear some of the great stories behind them.
Large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20 inch reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota, will be used for close up views of Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our winter/spring skies.
Also being used will be an astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of our more distant universe.
A handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, websites, a telescope-buying guide and more is included.
Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for more than 40 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book; “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch”
Glow in the dark star shirts will be available for purchase at a discount during the event.
Even if it’s cloudy you’ll learn a lot and have a great time.
Dress warm, bring lawn chairs, a blanket to make yourself comfy and enjoy a night of star gazing.