Jeffers Petroglyphs Invites All Minnesotans to Explore the Stars

For Immediate Release

Release dated: August 1, 2023

The historic site will host events as part of the Bell Museum’s Statewide Star Party


COMFREY, Minn (August 1, 2023) – Astronomy experts and novice stargazers can join together to learn about the skies above. Jeffers Petroglyphs will host illuminating events as an official partner site for the Bell Museum’s Statewide Star Party.

Statewide Star Party Kickoff, August 10, 6 pm–7 pm

Jeffers Petroglyphs will broadcast a live conversation featuring Vince Diaz, Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota and Jim Rock, Director of Indigenous Programming at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The talk will be moderated by Gaagige Aanakwadikwe, Bell Museum Native American Initiatives Education Specialist. 

The kickoff event is included with regular site admission. Learn more and register here.

Statewide Star Party With Unistellar Telescopes, August 12, 8pm–11 pm

Jeffers Petroglyphs will debut its new Unistellar telescopes for the public to learn and enjoy, and visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars to explore the sky above. There will also be hands-on activities and light refreshments throughout the evening.

The Star Party is free. Learn more and register here.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.