Featured Events


 

Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

February 6, 2020, 7 pm
Fairview
Community Center

Annual Business Meeting

Members are encouraged to attend. The Annual Budget will be presented for approval.

Speaker: Marvin Marshak

Topic: Neutrinos, They Are Very Small

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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B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

February 29 2020, 1:30 pm
Golden Valley Library

Speaker: Steve Emert

Topic: Selecting and using a telescope, mount and accessories

Did you get a telescope for Christmas, or are you still considering your first (or second) telescope? What about the necessary accessories to make it useful? This month we’ll discuss the different types of scopes and mounts available, what you should consider and what you should stay away from.

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

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

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

March 5, 2020, 7 pm
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Lawrence Rudnick

Topic: Stormy Life of Galaxy Clusters

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
29
Sat
B-SIG – Feb 2020 Meeting @ Golden Valley Library
Feb 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
B-SIG - Feb 2020 Meeting @ Golden Valley Library

Sat 2/29 BSIG Presentation – 1:30pm Golden Valley Library

Speaker: Steve Emert

Topic: Selecting and using a telescope, mount and accessories

In the February BSIG meeting, we are getting back to basics. Did you get a telescope for Christmas, or are you still considering your first (or second) telescope? What about the necessary accessories to make it useful? This month we’ll discuss the different types of scopes and mounts available, what you should consider and what you should stay away from.

In addition to discussing the telescopes themselves, we’ll talk about accessories – finder scopes and zero power finders, the pros and cons of various red flashlights, dew mitigation, planispheres and star charts and how to use them, how to keep comfortable and warm while observing, and some ideas how to get (and stay) organized.

Mar
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Mar 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Mar
7
Sat
Imaging SIG meeting @ Ridgedale Library
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: PixInsight

The next PixInsight workshop will be held on Saturday 3/7/2020 from 1:30 to 5:00. Location is the Ridgedale Library room 174. The format will remain the same. A presentation for 60 to 90 minutes and then individuals can work on their own data asking for help from others. The subject will be subframe selector. This one will be more of a discussion rather than a lecture. I will present some slides and go through an example. But I invite all users to bring their perspectives and knowledge to the table.

Mar
14
Sat
B-SIG – March 2020 Meeting @ Edina Library
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
B-SIG - March 2020 Meeting @ Edina Library

Sat 3/14 BSIG Presentation – 1:30pm Edina Library

Speaker: Suresh Sreenivasan

Topic: Deep Sky Objects

First 2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First 2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

First public star party of the year.

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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Apr
11
Sat
B-SIG – April Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
B-SIG - April Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Weather permitting



All Public Star Parties

Mar
14
Sat
First 2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First 2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

First public star party of the year.

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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Mar
28
Sat
2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103
-93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
11
Sat
2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103
-93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
25
Sat
2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

May
2
Sat
2020 Astronomy Day – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Astronomy Day - Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Astronomy Day Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join us for Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory. The observatory opens at 1:00 with speakers scheduled throughout the day covering a variety of astronomical topics. Take a tour of our observatory and do some daytime viewing of the sun and other daytime stars and planets (weather permitting). Door prize drawing will be held Saturday following the evening speaker presentation.

Visit the MAS Astronomy Day web page for information and schedule of events.

Additional information on the observatory as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

May
16
Sat
2020 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org