Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS at Heritage Village

Community Astronomy Nights

Weather Permitting


Heritage Village

219 20 Street NE, East Grand Forks, MN

Hosted by the UND Northern Sky Astronomical Society

The UND Northern Sky Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up and be on hand to answer questions.

Dates and times will be posted on the Northern Sky Astronomical Society Facebook page.


Community Astronomy Class 

To register contact the instructor:

Instructor: Chris R. Milford (NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory) chrismilford@gmail.com

Ever wanted to learn about the stars and planets above, but never wanted to worry about class grades? Community Astronomy 101 is for you then. You will spend 10 weeks understanding the fundamentals of the science of astronomy, from learning about constellations to understanding what happens when you get sucked into a black hole. Community Astronomy 101 is taught by a NASA JPL rocket scientist, but it will not be all mathematics and theory, you will actually get your hands dirty using telescopes, cameras, and binoculars. If you ever thought about what kind of telescope to buy, or how to use a telescope that was given to you, this too is the class for you. Members of the Northern Sky Astronomical Society will train you on how to use different telescopes, how to find objects in the sky.


By the completion of this course, you will have successfully accomplished the same content that is taught in a college introductory astronomy class, without the stress of tests or grades. Each class will consist of two parts, a lecture discussion lasting an hour and an observation demonstration lasting the last hour, this will be where you will actually do astronomy. This course will be fun; astronomy is something everyone can do if they just look up into the sky.


Cost of the course will be $75.00 (bring cash or check on the first day of class) and this will include all materials, each participant will receive a package of materials. The class will be held at East Grand Forks Heritage Village Amundson classroom (219 20 Street NE, East Grand Forks, MN).