Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Western Wisconsin. 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. Mike Lynch is a retired WCCO meteorologist and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes since 1972. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations.” It’ll be available for purchase at a discount. Super cool glow in the dark star shirts will also be available for sale. You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy. Even if it’s cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time! This class has been adapted to allow for smaller class size. Children under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.