MAS Featured Events

 

Total Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse, April 14-15, 2014

Sunday January 20, 2019
Eagle Lake Observatory

On Sunday January 20th, we are fortunate to have another total lunar eclipse visible.

The observatory opens at 7:00 pm with the penumbral eclipse beginning at 8:36 pm. The partial phase begins at 9:33 and totality begins at about 10:41 when the moon fully enters the Earth’s shadow.

The maximum eclipse will be approximately 11:12 pm. Totality ends about 11:43 as the moon leaves the Earth’s shadow.

This star party is a ”Cancelled if Cloudy” event. Be sure to check the MAS home page and/or the MAS Discussion Forum for the latest updates if the sky looks questionable for viewing.

Find additional information on the ELO Special Events webpage.

DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!! The next best total lunar eclipse for North America won’t be until May of 2022!!!

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B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

February 2, 2019

Hopkins Library

The January B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group will be at the Hopkins Public Library, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Speaker: Valts Triebergs

Topic: Narrow-band Imaging from your Backyard

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

February 7, 2019
Fairview Community Center

Speaker: Craig Zlimen 

Topic: Meteorites

Craig Zlimen is an authority on meteorites is the creator of the Minnesota Meteorites Facebook site. He will be speaking about all things meteorites including their composition, origin and his experiences in finding the various types of meteorites. He will also be bringing samples of his finds for inspection.

At the this months meeting we will also be featuring images of comet 46p Wirtanen taken by MAS members during its close approach to Earth.

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

Jan
20
Sun
Total Lunar Eclipse – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Total Lunar Eclipse - Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

On Sunday January 20th, we are fortunate to have another total lunar eclipse visible.

The observatory opens at 7:00 pm with the penumbral eclipse beginning at 8:36. Partial eclipse begins at 9:34 pm. Totality begins at about 10:40 when the moon fully enters the Earth’s shadow.

The maximum eclipse will be approximately 11:15 pm. Totality ends about 11:43 as the moon leaves the Earth’s shadow.

This star party is a ”Cancelled if Cloudy” event. Be sure to check the MAS home page and/or the MAS Discussion Forum for the latest updates if the sky looks questionable for viewing.

DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!! The next best total lunar eclipse for North America won’t be until May of 2022!!!

Feb
2
Sat
January B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
January B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday February 2nd, 2019
Location: Hopkins Library

22 11th Avenue North
Hopkins, MN 55343

Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Presenter: Valts Triebergs
Topic: Narrow-band Imaging from your Backyard

 

Feb
7
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Feb 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Feb
23
Sat
February B-SIG Meeting @ TBD
Feb 23 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
February B-SIG Meeting @ TBD

BSIG Meeting

Saturday February 23, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Presenter: Bob Kerr
Topic: Globular Clusters

 

Mar
7
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Mar 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Mar
16
Sat
March B-SIG Meeting @ TBD
Mar 16 all-day
March B-SIG Meeting @ TBD

BSIG Meeting

Saturday March 16, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Presenter: Mike Shaw
Topic: Landscape imaging for beginners