MAS Featured Events


B-SIG Field Trip

ELO

Eagle Lake Observatory

May 14, 2016
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the Eagle Lake Observatory on May 14th, just prior to the Astronomy Day festivities.

The topic of this meeting will be on the planet Mars. The meeting begins at 11:00 am and is an all weather event.

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

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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day

May 14, 2016
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League’s 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 MAS Astronomy Day webpage.

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Opposition of Mars

Mars

May 27 and 28, 2016
Eagle Lake Observatory

See Mars at it’s best!! The weekend of May 28, Mars will be the closest to earth since 2005 resulting in the best views of the red planet in the past 11 years. Join us for the weekends special star parties to observe Mars.

We’ll be holding back to back public star parties Friday and Saturday nights.
The Mars Opposition star parties are ”All weather” events. Even if its cloudy, we’ll be there to talk astronomy, give a tour of the observatory, answer your astronomy questions, etc.

For additional information on this VERY rare event, visit the MAS Special Events webpage HERE

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Upcoming Featured Events

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

 

Speaker: Vuk Mandic, Ph. D. 

Associate Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy  of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Topic: The Detection of Gravitational Waves Created in a Collision of Black Holes 1.3 Billion Years Ago

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
7
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jul 7 @ 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
4
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 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 and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Aug
5
Fri
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

 

2016 Registration fees (subject to change)

Utility Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $87.00
Primitive Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $75.00
Group Camp Setting in Ball field below the observatory + MAS EVENT Registration $51.00
Extra Person – $5/each for weekend
Daily Admissions (not camping) to MAS EVENT $10.00/person/day* All registration fees are for up to 4 people
* Registration fees include:
– Two nights of camping
– Vehicle permits
– Wristband for MAS Activities
– Door prize drawing


Call the Carver County Park Office at 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.
Registration opens January 2016

 

Aug
6
Sat
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

 

2016 Registration fees (subject to change)

Utility Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $87.00
Primitive Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $75.00
Group Camp Setting in Ball field below the observatory + MAS EVENT Registration $51.00
Extra Person – $5/each for weekend
Daily Admissions (not camping) to MAS EVENT $10.00/person/day* All registration fees are for up to 4 people
* Registration fees include:
– Two nights of camping
– Vehicle permits
– Wristband for MAS Activities
– Door prize drawing


Call the Carver County Park Office at 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.
Registration opens January 2016

 

Aug
7
Sun
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

 

2016 Registration fees (subject to change)

Utility Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $87.00
Primitive Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $75.00
Group Camp Setting in Ball field below the observatory + MAS EVENT Registration $51.00
Extra Person – $5/each for weekend
Daily Admissions (not camping) to MAS EVENT $10.00/person/day* All registration fees are for up to 4 people
* Registration fees include:
– Two nights of camping
– Vehicle permits
– Wristband for MAS Activities
– Door prize drawing


Call the Carver County Park Office at 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.
Registration opens January 2016