Arts & Culture

A man looks through a telescope on Astronomy Day.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is offering Public Star Party – Astronomy Day from 1-10 p.m. May 11 at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America.

There are musicians who are rich and famous, go on tours with entourages and have their names spelled correctly on marquees —and then there’s the rest of us.

When one looks out at a tree in a home’s yard, the eye may not immediately recognize the changes that develop in a year’s time. The leaves may have turned, or new buds may be sprouting, but the core of the tree appears to essentially stand firm. Look again.

A large framed world map stretches across a wall in Bill Foudray’s office. The map hangs several feet directly across from his chair, perched behind two large computers on his desk.

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
by Diane Ackerman

Almost four years ago, Nick Peters bought a camera to document the life of his newborn baby. While he also took pictures of random subject matter in his life, Peters remained focused on the baby. However, as time passed, he began to also take on a new interest in landscapes, water and skylines.

When Mike and Becky Nyberg of Chanhassen started looking for a new home to better fit their family’s lifestyle, they found a house in nearby Shorewood. “It just seemed like it was a good fit in terms of location and the style of the house,” Becky Nyberg says.

Students at the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins have a lot to look forward to for the 2017-18 school year.

With the number of accomplishments Emma Lohman has under her belt, it’s a surprise she has time to spare during a day. A senior at Waconia High School, Emma spends plenty of time with her swim team, which she has been the captain of for two years.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

While many of her peers pursued college, Eden Prairie High School graduate (2009) Alex Baumhardt took off for New Zealand and worked on an organic farm.

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