Featured Events

 

 

 

Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

June 6, 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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MAS Member Orientation

Member Orientation

June 15, 2019
Ridgedale Library

MAS Orientation meetings are intended to give new members a good idea of the benefits of being a member of the MAS – publications, discounts available, MAS meetings, Special Interest Groups, observing sites and more.

Meeting begins at 2:30 pm, Saturday June 15 at the Ridgedale Library Ladyslipper Room 275.

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B-SIG Field Trip

Warming house at Metcalf Field

June 15, 2019
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 June 15th, beginning at 8:00 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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Upcoming Featured Events

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.

Jun
15
Sat
MAS Member Orientation meeting @ Ridgedale Public Library
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


MAS Member Orientation Meeting

New members, anyone thinking of joining the MAS or current members wishing for a refresher are all invited to the MAS Member Orientation meeting.

Location:
Ridgedale Public Library
Ladyslipper Room 275
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

Date:
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm

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!

 

 

June B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
June B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Saturday June 15, 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

Jul
11
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jul 11 @ 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.

Jul
13
Sat
July B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
July B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Saturday July 13, 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

Aug
1
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 1 @ 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.



All Public Star Parties

May
25
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Jun
8
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Jun
22
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Jul
20
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Aug
2
Fri
2019 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 12th 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 and daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Aug
3
Sat
2019 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 12th 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 and daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)