Countdown to Pluto

On July 14, 2015, after a 3 billion mile, 9 1/2 year journey the New Horizon’s spacecraft arrives at the dwarf planet Pluto.

On Saturday, July 11, the Bell Museum invites us to learn about the New Horizons mission and the science behind Pluto. Events begin at 11:00 am.


MAS Featured Events


Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

July 2, 2015
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: J. Woods Halley

Topic:  TBD (See vitae)

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

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Eagle Lake Observatory

July 11, 2015  
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the Eagle Lake Observatory on July 11th.

The topic of this meeting will be “The Sun, stellar evolution & solar observing.” The meeting begins at 1:00 pm and is an all weather event. In the event it is cloudy a presentation will be given in the HotSpot Classroom

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

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

August 6, 2015
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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Upcoming Featured Events

Jul
2
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: J. Woods Halley
 
Topic: TBD (See vitae)

 
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.

Jul
11
Sat
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Field Trip – Eagle Lake Observatory

This field trip is an all weather event. In case of clouds we will have a classroom session in the HotSpot.

Topic: The Sun and stellar evolution & solar observing

Aug
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 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 and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Aug
12
Wed
2015 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm
2015 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). This Regional Star Party event is OPEN TO EVERYONE and held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website at All Weather Event

Aug
13
Thu
2015 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 13 all-day
2015 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). This Regional Star Party event is OPEN TO EVERYONE and held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website at All Weather Event

Aug
14
Fri
2015 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 14 all-day
2015 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). This Regional Star Party event is OPEN TO EVERYONE and held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website at All Weather Event