Twin Cities Illini at the Observatory May 4
See the stars and planets with club members and alumni at the Eagle Lake Observatory Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a tour and a bring the family for night out!
The Twin Cities Illini Club announces a special night at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Our hosts, the Minnesota Astronomical Society will provide an introduction to the night skies and a tour of the facility and the observatory’s powerful instruments, including some of the most sophisticated telescope platforms in the state.
Please RSVP on this page and let us know that you will attend!
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Bring the kids and arrive early and enjoy the park grounds. Eagle Lake Observatory is located inside of Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood, MN, west of the Twin Cities metro area. The event is free; however, there is a $5 per vehicle fee to enter the park. (See directions below.)
We’ll view the moon and planets. The observatory’s large 16” and 20” telescopes will also allow us to peer at many deep-sky objects, including stellar nurseries, reflection nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies! We will be able to see them through the eyepiece and via live images taken through special CCD cameras.
From Minneapolis: Take Hwy. 62 West to US-212 West to County Road 33 (at Norwood). Turn right (north) onto Country Road 33. Baylor Regional Park will be 2.5 miles up the road on the right. Pay the $5 per vehicle fee at the entrance and once you have entered the park, travel straight up the hill along the gravel road to Eagle Lake Observatory.
Questions? Trouble RSVPing? Email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.