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Special Events

Creating Alone, Under the Stars

art under the stars

Event on Facebook

A Zoom Discussion with three Artists and a Curator, hosted by the MMADLab, the Planetarium, and CLA of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Host: Lisa Fitzpatrick, MMADLab, University of Minnesota Duluth
Moderator: Anne Dugan (local curator)
Artists: Kathy McTavish, Rebecca Krinke, and Catherine Meier

Closing Starshow by the Alworth Planetarium at UMD

Event made possible by the Imagine Fund of the University of Minnesota, the MMADLab, the Alworth Planetarium, and the Program in Writing Studies in the College of Liberal Arts.


Facebook Livestreams

We are now live streaming presentations every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. via our Facebook page You can also find past livestreams on our YouTube page.



Astronomy Day: Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble

Postponed, new date TBD

Enjoy a fun-filled day of planetarium shows and activities, chat with UMD scientists, and gaze at the heavens through telescopes with planetarium staff and local amateur astronomers.

Schedule of Events

1p-2p: AstroKids Hour featuring a story time in the planetarium led by local author Erika Adams reading her book New Moon's Family

1p-5p: Fun activities, and Chat with a Scientist

1p-7p: Planetarium Shows

7p-10p: Star party with telescope viewing, night sky workshops, and activities

More information coming soon!

Find the event on Facebook HERE.

Interested in volunteering for Astronomy Day or setting up a table for your organization? Email the planetarium at for more information.