Visit Washington County Parks 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Big Marine Park Reserve to watch the great celestial show in the sky with Minnesota Starwatch hosted by Mike Lynch of WCCO.
The group will meet at the beach building at Big Marine Park Reserve.
Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Scorpius the Scorpion, and some of the stories behind them. View natural wonders of the sky – constellations, planets, star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, and more.
Visitors will use large reflecting telescopes, including two 20-inch reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota, and a new astronomical camera-telescope system for views of the more distant parts of the universe. Participants will receive user-friendly star maps and constellation charts for personal use.
The program is fee with park entrance fee, $7 daily or $30 annually. No registration required.
Public parking lots located around the city, along with a parking ramp located directly across from our location (fees apply to the ramp).