News from the Bell Museum

Bell Museum + Planetarium names new executive director

A veteran university-based museum and planetarium administrator will become executive director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium, assuming her role on Sept. 12.

Denise Young, director of education and planning for the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will oversee programs, research and facilities at a crucial time in the Bell Museum’s 144-year history, as it prepares to move to a new, state‐of‐the‐art facility on the St. Paul campus in 2018. Welcome to the University of Minnesota, Denise!

Countdown: Solar Eclipse

Come to the Bell Museum's Eclipse Countdown event on August 21, 2016—one year before the big show. The North American Solar Eclipse will be on August 21, 2017, and is the 1st eclipse visible from the continental US since 1979. Pick up a pair of Bell Museum solar viewing glasses and enjoy other surprises and activities!