The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics engages in many forms of Public Outreach. This page gives a summary of some of our efforts as well as pointing you toward other information on astronomy and science geared for the public. If you are interested in more information, please visit the links below or contact our Public Outreach Coordinator at .
Held every Friday night during the Fall and Spring semesters, our graduate and undergraduate students invite you to join them at the University for some backyard astronomy (weather permitting).
Our faculty members and graduate students are always eager to share their knowledge and interest in astronomy free of charge.
The MIfA Public Lecture Series, held once per semester, is our way to communicate the exciting research activities of institute researchers directly to the public.
The Kaufmanis Lecture is presented in memory of beloved Professor of Astronomy Karlis Kaufmanis. This series brings distinguished scientists to the campus to provide public lectures on the latest hot topics in research.
An online monthly newsletter describing the night sky.
Held on weekend evenings during the summer months, these events consist of public presentations and night sky viewing (weather permitting) at area state parks.
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