The Observatory at the College of St. Catherine houses a 14" Celestron computer driven telescope as well as a number of smaller solar and wide field telescopes for group viewing. A CCD camera allows remote viewing and acquisition of images far dimmer than the human eye could see. It resides on the tower of Mendel Hall which is located atop one of the highest hills in St. Paul. It offers a splendid view of the Twin Cities and the night sky.
Mendel hall is located at the corners of Randolph and Prior Avenues in St. Paul. In January the college offers Astronomy in the South Pacific.
The observatory is only open when the sky is more than 50% clear. If there are questions about the weather, please call 651-690-6023 before coming to the observatory.For groups of more than six people, please make reservations so we can serve you better.
Entrance to the Observatory is from the 5th Floor, room MN500. Phone: (651) 690-6023. Leave e-mail questions about astronomy at email@example.com The public nights at the Observatory are run by the Student Observatory Assistants of the College of St. Catherine, Mary Wallraff and Rose Stenglein.
Clear skies to you.
The Minneapolis Planetarium offers Starshows at various times. The Planetarium is located in the main branch of the Minneapolis Public Library at 300 Nicollet Mall. Please call their recorded message at 612-630-6150 for more detailed information on show times and prices.
The College of St. Catherine offers Astronomy as a one semester, 4 credit class, through the internet. For details, contact MJ GcGregor at 651-690-6926 or MJMcGregor@stkate.edu