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MAS Featured Events


Member Orientation

MAS Member Orientation

February 10, 2018
Hopkins Library

New MAS members (and members wishing for a refresher) are invited to the MAS Member Orientation meeting which will be held in the Hopkins Library meeting room at 22 11th Ave N
Hopkins, MN 55343

The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and run until approximately 3:00.

We will provide an overview of the organization and leadership of the MAS, provide an introduction to all of the observing sites, and review the benefits available to MAS members.  We will cover star parties, public observing nights, meetings and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

See Steve’s post on the MAS Discussion Forum for more information.

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B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

February 24, 2018
Edina Library

MAS member Bob Kerr will be giving a presentation on
“The Nature of Double Stars”.

Meeting begins at 1:30 pm, Saturday February 24 at the Edina Library.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

March 1, 2018
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker – Dr. Terry Jones
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Topic – Mass-Loss in Hypergiant Stars

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (”Great Room”). Monthly meetings usually start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Meeting Location: Fairview Community Center

1910 County Road B West – ”Great Room”
Roseville, MN 55113

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Upcoming Featured Events

Feb
24
Sat
Feburary B-SIG Meeting @ Edina Public Library
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Feburary B-SIG Meeting @ Edina Public Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday February 24, 2018
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Topic: The Nature of Double Stars

Presenter: Bob Kerr

Edina Library

5280 Grandview Square
Edina, MN

 

Mar
1
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker:  Dr. Terry Jones, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Topic: Mass-Loss in Hypergiant Stars

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Mar
10
Sat
1st 2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1st 2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

The Eagle Lake Observatory consists of the Onan Observatory, the Sylvia A. Casby Observatory and the HotSpot Classroom.
Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Mar
24
Sat
March B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Public Library
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
March B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Public Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday March 24, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Topic: All About Telescopes!

Presenter: Suresh Sreenivasan

Location: Hopkins Public Library

 

Apr
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD
 
Topic: TBD

 
Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Apr
13
Fri
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.