Featured Events

 

B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

February 23, 2019

Southdale Library

The February B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group will be at the Southdale Library, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Speaker: Bob Kerr

Topic: All About Clusters

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.

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Monthly Meeting

MAS Monthly Meeting

March 7, 2019
Fairview Community Center

Speaker: Sam Potter

Title:  The Role of the Sun in Earth’s Changing Climate

Sam will discuss the role the sun has played in climate changes during different periods of Earth’s past: the last century, recent millennia, the Pleistocene, and — time permitting — further in the past.

Due to the cancellation of the February meeting the March meeting will be our annual Business Meeting where we will approve the 2019 budget.

Time permitting we will be showing member images and video of the January Lunar Eclipse.


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.

At the this months meeting we will also be featuring images of the January total lunar eclipse taken by MAS members.

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

March 16, 2019

Golden Valley Library

The March B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group will be at the Golden Valley Library, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Speaker: Mike Shaw

Topic: Landscape Imaging for Beginners

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.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Feb
23
Sat
February B-SIG Meeting @ Southdale Library
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
February B-SIG Meeting @ Southdale Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday February 23, 2019
Location: Southdale Library – Ethel Berry room
Time: 1:00 pm

Presenter: Bob Kerr
Topic: All About Clusters

 

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

 

Speaker: Sam Potter

Title:  The Role of the Sun in Earth’s Changing Climate

Sam will discuss the role the sun has played in climate changes during different periods of Earth’s past: the last century, recent millennia, the Pleistocene, and — time permitting — further in the past.

Due to the cancellation of the February meeting the March meeting will be our annual Business Meeting where we will approve the 2019 budget.

Time permitting we will be showing member images and video of the January Lunar Eclipse.

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
16
Sat
March B-SIG Meeting @ Golden Valley Public Library
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March B-SIG Meeting @ Golden Valley Public Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday March 16, 2019
Location: Gold Valley Public Library
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Presenter: Mike Shaw
Topic: Landscape Imaging for Beginners

 

Apr
4
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 4 @ 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.

Apr
5
Fri
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatoryr
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatoryr

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.

Apr
6
Sat
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

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.