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MAS Featured Events


Fall Astronomy Day

Fall A-Day

September 30, 2017
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League’s Fall Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park.

Speakers are scheduled throughout the day and will give talks on astronomy and what there is to see. Door prize drawing will be held Saturday evening and include MAS merchandise, astronomy books and telescopes. Weather permitting, the evening will conclude with tours of the night sky and of course stargazing.

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

For additional information on this years Astronomy Day including speakers scheduled, visit the Fall Astronomy Day webpage.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

October 5, 2017
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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B-SIG Field Trip

Warming house at Metcalf Field

October 7, 2017
Metcalf Field

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the MAS’s first observing site.

The  star party begins at 6:00 pm and will be cancelled if cloudy.

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

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Upcoming Featured Events

Sep
30
Sat
2017 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Astronomy Day – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory, Baylor Regional Park

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 Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune as well as the summers best Galaxies, nebula and star clusters.

Additional information can be found on the MAS Astronomy Day web page HERE.

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Oct
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Oct 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 and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Oct
7
Sat
October B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
October B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The October BSIG will be on Saturday October 7, 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.

Nov
2
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Nov 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.

At the November meeting, nominations for the three MAS Board positions up for election must be finalized. Seats this year include Vice President, Treasurer and one of the Board Members at Large.

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.

Nov
4
Sat
November B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 11:30 pm
November B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The November BSIG will be on Saturday November 4, 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.

Dec
2
Sat
December B-SIG Star Party @ TBD
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – Dec 3 @ 11:30 pm
December B-SIG Star Party @ TBD

Meeting location and topic to be determined