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Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, we're hosting a special event to watch the eclipse at The Sports Garden in Duluth's Canal Park

Planetarium Staff Eclipse

Eclipse Viewing Party

Join us to watch the solar eclipse at The Sports Garden in Duluth's Canal Park! On Monday, August 21, you can stop by between 11:30 and 2:30 to check out the eclipse with us.

We'll have safety glasses on hand, the GeoDome set up to show our new eclipse movie "Totality" and a telescope and other ways to view the eclipse set up in the parking lot of The Sports Garden. It's going to be a great time for families and anyone interested in the eclipse. Plus, the restaurant is offering food and drink specials during the event!

We're not in the range where we will have a total eclipse, but Duluthians should enjoy about an 80% eclipse during its peak for a few minutes around 1:07 p.m.

To learn more about the eclipse and event, check out this story about one of our students visiting the path of totality. Also, the Planetarium is screening a new movie about the eclipse "Totality" every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in August. Click here to get ticket info.

Celebrate the Planetarium's 50th Anniversary

October 11th - 14th

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium first opened its doors to the public in 1967. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium, we will be hosting an open house every night from October 11th - 14th, including both Stellar Saturday shows.  This is the third and final part of our 50th Anniversary celebration.

Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series

The Planetarium regularly offers opportunities to learn about the latest astronomical theories and interact with some of the world's leading experts via the Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series.

Presentations are streamed live in the fulldome theater, offering a mesmerizing show as well as a unique learning experience.  

Meet NASA Scientists

We are planning our first Planetarium Summer Camp in the summer of 2018. We will be joined by Thorsten Markus, the head of NASA Goddard's Cryospheric Sciences Lab and the Project Scientist for the ICESat-2 mission.  Valerie Casasanto, the principal investigator of the Beautiful Earth program will also be joining us. More details will be posted as they become available.