Featured Events

 

 

B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

April 20, 2019

Southdale Library

The April B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group will be at the Southdale Library, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Speaker: Suresh Sreenivasan

Topic: 2019 Spring observing highlights / All about Telescopes

This is an informative open discussions suitable for the beginner and veteran alike. We hope to see you there.

For additional information on the MAS Beginners Special Interest Group, visit the B-SIG webpage HERE

For more info about this months meeting, including map & direction, follow the link below.

Additionally, there will be a B-SIG star party at our Eagle Lake Observatory, beginning at 7:00 pm. This event will be cancelled if cloudy, check the MAS home page for updates if the skies look questionable.

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Monthly Meeting

MAS Monthly Meeting

May 2, 2019
Fairview Community Center

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 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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Virgo Venture

Virgo Venture

May 3, 2019
Cherry Grove Observatory

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster.

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

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS Virgo Venture website.

Also visit the Virgo Venture Discussion forum for the latest information regarding the star party status.

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Upcoming Featured Events

May
2
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
May 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

May
3
Fri
CGO Star Party – Virgo Venture @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Virgo Venture @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Virgo Venture Star Party

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. As with all Cherry Grove events, the Virgo Venture is held only if the skies are clear and will be CANCELLED IF CLOUDY.

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

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May
4
Sat
CGO Star Party – Virgo Venture (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Virgo Venture (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Virgo Venture Star Party

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. As with all Cherry Grove events, the Virgo Venture is held only if the skies are clear and will be CANCELLED IF CLOUDY.

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

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May
10
Fri
May B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
May B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Friday May 10, 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 at 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.

Suresh

May
11
Sat
2019 Public Star Party – Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 Public Star Party - Astronomy Day @ 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Jun
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jun 6 @ 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.