Degrees and Certifications:
B.S Degree in Meteorology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wi 1979 Member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society Author of the book “Minnesota and Wisconsin Starwatch” in 2004 and the author of “Stars, a Month by Month Guide of the Constellations” in 2013 Write weekly astronomy/stargazing columns for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and over a dozen other newspapers across the USA since 1998
NRCE Course(s): Wisconsin Starwatch
Mike Lynch is a native Minnesotan who grew up in Richfied, Minnesota in the 1960’s. He attended St. Peter’s Grade School and Holy Angels High School. After two years at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities he transferred to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology in 1979. Shortly after, Mike was hired as a broadcast meteorologist at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis and has been there for over 30 years.
Mike's other passion, since he was a teenager, has been astronomy. He built his first telescope when he was 15 years old. For over 40 years, he has been teaching classes and putting on star parties through community education, nature centers, and other entities throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. His goal is to help people make the stars their old friend.
From 2004 to 2007, Mike Lynch wrote Astronomy/Stargazing books through Voyageur Press for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New England, New Jersey, The Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, and Southern Canada. He also wrote WCCO Minnesota Weather Watch with Voyageur Press in 2007 and was a finalist in the recent Minnesota Book Awards.
“Stars, a Month by Month Guide to the Constellations” was published by Adventure Publications in 2012 with accompanying MP3 downloads. On top of that, Mr. Lynch also writes a weekly Starwatch column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and more than two dozen other newspapers across the United States.
Visit his website at www.lynchandthestars.com