Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Fridley-Columbia Heights. We start off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Gemini the Twins, and some of their great stories behind them. We’ll also use large telescopes that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in the upper Midwest for close up views of the star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our late winter skies. Weather permitting may also use an astronomical camera-telescope system will be set up for extra special views of our more distant universe. You’ll also get a great big handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! Mike Lynch has been a meteorologist and broadcaster at WCCO Radio for near nearly 40 years and has been hosting star watching and astronomy programs for near 50 years. In addition, Mike writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press as well as other newspaper across the USA. He’s also the author of the book; “Stars, a Month by Month Tour of the Constellations" that’ll be available for purchase. Glow in the dark star and constellation shirts will also be available. Even if it’s the cloudy you’ll learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch “Cloud Check” for a future Minnesota Starwatch Class Your universe is waiting! Due to subject matter and sensitive equipment used during demonstrations, children must be at least school age. You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy!