SPECIAL EVENT – STATE WIDE STAR PARTY

 

Join thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Astronomical Society among many other sites invite you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11. Help us continue celebrating the Apollo 50th anniversary, the Moon, and beyond!


For information on the MAS State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

For the complete list of State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

 


Featured Events


 

Member Orientation

MAS Member Orientation

October 26, 2019
Maplewood Ramsey County Library

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

The meeting will be held in the Library’s Maplewood Community Program Room at 3025 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood, MN 55109

The meeting will begin at 10:30 AM and run until approximately 12:30.

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!

See Steve’s post on the MAS Discussion Forum for more information.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

November 7, 2019
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Robert Gehrz
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)

Topic: TBD

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.

Information on the election and open Board positions are posted on the MAS Forum HERE

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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Public Star Party

Public Star Party

November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Eagle Lake Observatory

State Wide Public Star Party

The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend our State Wide Star Party event at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park.

This all-weather special event will start at 7:00 pm. Even if it’s cloudy we’ll be there to talk astronomy, answer you questions and give a tour of our facility. This is one of the many public events of the first State Wide Star Party. Follow the link above for information on additional state wide events or additional MAS events

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

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Upcoming Featured Events

Oct
26
Sat
MAS Member Orientation meeting @ Maplewood Ramsey County Library
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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: Maplewood Ramsey County Library
Maplewood Community Program Room

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 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!

 

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

 

Speaker: Robert Gehrz – Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)

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.

Nov
8
Fri
State Wide Star Party – JJC @ Joseph J. Casby Observatory
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
State Wide Star Party - JJC @ Joseph J. Casby Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

State Wide Star Party @ the Joseph J. Casby Observatory

Join thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Astronomical Society among many other sites invite you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11


For information on the MAS State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

For the complete list of State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

 

Nov
9
Sat
State Wide Star Party – CGO @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

State Wide Star Party @ the Cherry Grove Observatory

Join thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Astronomical Society among many other sites invite you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11


For information on the MAS State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

For the complete list of State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

 

State Wide Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
State Wide Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

Join thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Astronomical Society among many other sites invite you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11


For information on the MAS State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

For the complete list of State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

 

Nov
11
Mon
2019 Special Event – Transit of Mercury @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019 Special Event - Transit of Mercury @ Eagle Lake Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

On Monday November 11th, 2019 we will be having a special event for viewing the transit of Mercury across the Sun.  The observatory opens at 8:00 am with the transit beginning before sunrise.  By 8:00 am the sun should have risen enough for viewing to begin.  There will be plenty of time to view the transit as Mercury makes its way across the sun.  The transit ends at 1:39 pm.

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.

The next Mercury transit visible from Minnesota will not be until May 2049



All Public Star Parties

Oct
19
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Oct 19 @ 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)

Nov
2
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 2 @ 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)

Nov
9
Sat
State Wide Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
State Wide Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

Join thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Astronomical Society among many other sites invite you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11


For information on the MAS State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

For the complete list of State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

 

Nov
11
Mon
2019 Special Event – Transit of Mercury @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019 Special Event - Transit of Mercury @ Eagle Lake Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

On Monday November 11th, 2019 we will be having a special event for viewing the transit of Mercury across the Sun.  The observatory opens at 8:00 am with the transit beginning before sunrise.  By 8:00 am the sun should have risen enough for viewing to begin.  There will be plenty of time to view the transit as Mercury makes its way across the sun.  The transit ends at 1:39 pm.

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.

The next Mercury transit visible from Minnesota will not be until May 2049

Nov
16
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 16 @ 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)

May
2
Sat
2020 Public Star Party – Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Public Star Party - Astronomy Day @ 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)