MAS Featured Events


 

 

Opposition of Mars

Mars 2003

July 27 & 28, 2018
Eagle Lake Observatory

Join us as we gather to observe the planet Mars at it’s closest approach to the Earth since 2003. View the red planet through our many telescope platforms and see for yourself the polar caps and surface features best seen at the rare close opposition.

This special event will be an ”All weather” event. Even if its cloudy, we’ll be there to talk astronomy, give a tour of the observatory, answer your astronomy questions, etc.
This close opposition will show Mars as the best it’s been for the past 15 years. DO NOT miss this rare event!!

For information on the Eagle Lake Observatory including directions, visit the observatories webpage HERE

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B-SIG Field Trip

Warming house at Metcalf Field

July 28, 2018
Metcalf Field

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the MAS’s first observing site, Metcalf Field on Saturday July 28th, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Come on out to learn about the night sky and how to find and observe objects. Bring your own telescope or have a look through one of the MAS volunteer scopes. Visit the B-SIG Discussion Forum for more information and any last minute changes.

The event is cancelled if cloudy.

For information on Metcalf Field including directions, visit the observatories webpage HERE

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Monthly Meeting

MAS Monthly Meeting

August 2, 2018
Fairview
Community Center

Topic: TBD

Speaker: 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 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

Jul
27
Fri
2018 Public Star Party – Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Public Star Party - Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join the MAS in viewing the best Mars has been since 2003.

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 (Full moon)

Jul
28
Sat
2018 Public Star Party – Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Public Star Party - Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join the MAS in viewing the best Mars has been since 2003.

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 (Full moon)

July B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 2:00 am
July B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The July BSIG will be on Saturday July 28th, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail (sureshks1@msn.com) if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Aug
2
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 2 @ 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.

Aug
11
Sat
August B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 4:00 am
August B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The August BSIG will be on Saturday August 11th, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail (sureshks1@msn.com) if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Aug
17
Fri
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 11th annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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.

Objects of interest include: The Sun, the Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars at its best in years and daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)