Winter Solstice 2001
Minneapolis Planetarium
Dec. 21th, 2001

Images shot the evening of Fri Dec. 21st, 2001. 4pm to 8pm CST.

Shot with Fuji 800 Film with a Minolta 28mm, F2.8. Exp Times 1/30 sec to a few seconds.
Location: Minneapolis Planetarium, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN USA.

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Paul Walker and Bob Brose Staff the MAS table while Jackie prepares for visitors

Mpls skyline with Moon Library Scroll statue in foreground

Mpls skyline with Moon Library Scroll statue in foreground

Kid activity table

Concessions table

Story telling

Gift shop

Dave Olmstead checks out a Xephem computer display

New Library/Planetarium info table

Moon observing Party

Mpls skyline with Moon Library Scroll statue in foreground

Looking at the Moon

MN SFS Mars Rover training

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks
Info from http://www.mplanetarium.org/planet_events.html

TELESCOPE OBSERVING ONGOING
Telescopes will be set up on Nicollet Mall to for views of the moon, planets, stars, and other celestial delights.

SHORTEST BOOK ONGOING
The folks from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts will lead this activity. Create a solstice book, the shortest book for the shortest day!

STORY TIME 5:00PM
Minneapolis Public Libraries own Susan Carr Brown will read a special selection of books from the libraries collection with themes pertaining the our most notorious season - WINTER!

WINTER IN NATURE 5:30PM & 6:30PM
Naturalist Anna Newton, from Tamarack Nature Center will introduce us to nature’s wonderful world of winter.

HOLIDAY STAR SHOWS 4:00, 4:30PM, 5:00, 5:30PM, 6:00, 6:30PM, & 7:00PM Our popular holiday starshow, ‘Tis the Season, will charm and delight both young and old.

FIREWORKS 7:45PM
Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. View from Nicollet & 3rd Street.

The Winter Solstice Celebration is sponsored by: Target.


Photos by Ben Huset

All Photos Copyright Dec. 2001 by Ben Huset
 

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