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 current Public Outreach Coordinator, Melanie Noble. You can also visit the Outreach Manager Website.
- Melanie Noble
Observing Nights - Held on Friday nights during the Fall and Spring semesters, our graduate students invite you to join them at the University for some rooftop astronomy (weather permitting).
School/Group Presentations - Our faculty members and graduate students are always eager to share their knowledge and interest in astronomy free of charge.
Minnesota Starwatch - An online newsletter describing the night sky.
Universe in the Park - Held on weekend evenings during the summer months, these events consist of public presentations and night sky viewing (weather permitting) at area state parks.
Other resources - The Institute has collected a number of links to external sources of astronomical information.