Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Bloomington. We start off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. We'll also use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20 inch reflector scopes that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close up views of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our autumn skies.Learn about basic celestial photography. Weather permitting we'll also use a new astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of our more distant universe.You'll get a great handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope-buying guide, and more! Mike is the author of the book; "Mike Lynch's Minnesota Star Watch" which will be available for purchase at a discount.Even if it's cloudy you'll learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch "Cloud Check" for a future Minnesota Starwatch class. You're invited to bring lawn chairs for the outside viewing portion of the class. Dress for the weather! Children 12 and older are welcomed to register for this class as long as a registered adult accompanies them.