MAS Featured Events


Partial Solar Eclipse

May 2012 Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014
Eagle Lake Observatory

NOTE: Start Time 4:00 pm

On Thursday October 23rd, we are fortunate to have another partial solar eclipse visible. Similar the May 20, 2012 eclipse which was an incredible event for the MAS and its guests.The Star Party begins at 4:00 pm with the eclipse beginning at 4:23. The maximum partial phase will be approximately 5:35 pm. The sun will set at 6:17 while still being eclipsed by the moon. We may also try to get a peek at Venus at superior conjunction before the solar eclipse begins.

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.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

November 6, 2014
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Fred Deters

Topic: “Imaging the ISS”

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

November 8, 2014
Golden Valley Library

Asteroids, Comets and Space Junk – Discussion on all the other items in our solar system besides planets and moons – and there’s a lot!

Presented by David Falkner BSIG coordinator

MAS members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Nov
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: Fred Deters

 
Topic: “Imaging the ISS”

 
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.

Nov
8
Sat
B-SIG meeting @ Golden Valley Library
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
B-SIG meeting @ Golden Valley Library | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

B-SIG meeting


Asteroids, Comets and Space Junk – Discussion on all the other items in our solar system besides planets and moons – and there’s a lot!

Presented by David Falkner, BSIG coordinator

MAS members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Dec
13
Sat
B-SIG meeting @ Golden Valley Library
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
B-SIG meeting @ Golden Valley Library | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

B-SIG meeting


Recap the year, plan for next year, Q&A, AL awards ceremony.
Golden Valley Library – 10:00-11:30

Presented by David Falkner and Ric Heins, BSIG coordinators

MAS members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Jan
1
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jan 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 and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Jan
23
Fri
Triple Shadow Transit @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
Triple Shadow Transit @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Cancelled if Cloudy Event

On January 23rd there will be a triple shadow transit of the moons of Jupiter. The first shadow of Callisto begins about 9:10 pm, the second shadow of Io begins at 10:35 pm and the third shadow of Europa begins at 12:25 am.

All three shadows will be visible on the disk of Jupiter until about 12:50 am when the shadow of Io moves off the disk.

Feb
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Feb 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.

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 and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Mar
14
Sat
2015 ELO Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2015 ELO 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.

Objects of interest include: Mars, Venus & Jupiter.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Mar
20
Fri
2015 Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm
2015 Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

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

 

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

Mar
21
Sat
2015 Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm
2015 Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

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

 

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