MAS Monthly Meeting
December 6, 2018
Fairview Community Center
MAS board election meeting. Seats this year include President, Secretary and one of the Board Members at Large.
Information on the election and nominees are posted on the MAS Forum HERE
Speaker: Lauren Nelson
Topic: A collection of Video and Reports on Climate Change focusing on work of Climatologist Richard Alley and others.
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
December 15, 2018
Southdale Public Library
The December B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group will be at the Southdale Public Library, beginning at 9:00 am.
Speaker: Ron Schmit
Topic: Navigating thru the Sky
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.
|Comet 46P Wirtanen
December 15, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Eagle Lake Observatory
On Saturday December 15, beginning at 7:00 pm, we will be having a special event for viewing comet 46p Wirtanen.
Comet Wirtanen is the brightest comet in the night sky now. In December, comet Wirtanen might indeed become visible to the eye, at least from dark locations. Binoculars should surely show the comet, perhaps by that time with a hint of a characteristic comet tail. Wirtanen’s closest approach to the sun will be December 12, 2018, and its closest approach to Earth is just a few days later.
The comet will be very close to the Earth and I expect to see the rare site of a very fast moving and large fuzzy object moving through the stars. If you’ve ever wanted to see a comet up close, don’t miss this rare event!!!
This star party is a ”Cancelled if Cloudy” event. Be sure to check the MAS home page and/or the MAS Discussion Forums for the latest updates if the sky looks questionable for viewing.
For additional information, visit the MAS Special Events webpage HERE