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Universe in the Park
August 4, 2023 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The starry summer skies await you and your family! With staff from the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota, come outdoors at Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove for a closer look at outer space.
Your evening starts with a short outdoor presentation and slideshow to introduce you to the solar system and the tools astronomers use to study it. Then, as weather permits, you can view the sky through 8-inch reflecting telescopes until 10 or 11 p.m.
What do you wonder about the universe? Be sure to bring your questions! Staff are ready with answers about everything from amateur astronomy to the latest discoveries of space scientists.
Wear comfortable clothing and bug repellant as the temperature dips and mosquitoes emerge after dark.
Universe in the Park is a free summer outreach program hosted by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and area state and local parks—and Dodge Nature Center!