Dark Sky Caravan at Seagull Community Center

Saturday, August 17

06:00pm - 10:30pm

We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe.

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from the North Shore to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 10-17.

This traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor Shower and a full moon, perfect for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing through a telescope.

The mobile GeoDome Theater creates an immersive learning environment that is interactive and engaging. University of Minnesota Duluth staff and students will lead attendees through a dynamic digital space exploration experience. Accompanying the planetarium will be Lunar and celestial telescope viewing with UMD experts.

All events are free, with daily programming that will run from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m, except where noted. 

Planetarium shows will be offered on the half hour. In the event of cloudy skies, programming will be limited to the planetarium.

Wear long pants/sleeves. It may be summer, but the temperature can cool down in the evenings, and you're not moving around very much while observing.Wear bug spray. It's a good idea to protect yourself from mosquitoes and you'll enjoy the time more if you're not having to swat away bugs. But please do not spray bug spray near the telescopes. Apply it beforehand or briefly walk away from the telescopes to spray.

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