For registration information, follow the link to the ALCON website


MAS Featured Events


B-SIG Field Trip

ELO

Eagle Lake Observatory

April 28, 2018
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the Eagle Lake Observatory on April 28th.

Originally slated to be at Metcalf Field, the event is being moved to ELO due to expected poor field conditions at Metcalf.

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

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Monthly Meeting

MAS Monthly Meeting

May 3, 2018
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker:
Scott Peterson

Topic:
Search for Micrometeorites

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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Virgo Venture

Bill @ CGO

May 11, 2018
Cherry Grove Observatory

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster.

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS Virgo Venture website.

Also visit the Star Parties and Events Discussion forum for the latest information regarding the star party status.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Apr
28
Sat
April B-SIG Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 12:00 am
April B-SIG Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The April BSIG will be on Saturday April 28th, weather permitting, at the Eagle Lake Observatory.

NOTE: Due to poor field conditions at Metcalf Field, this months B-SIG has been moved to the Eagle Lake Observatory (ELO).  Information about ELO as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail (sureshks1@msn.com) if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

May
3
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: Scott Peterson

Topic: Search for Micrometeorites

Star Tribune Article

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.

May
11
Fri
CGO Star Party – Virgo Venture @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 11 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Virgo Venture @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Virgo Venture Star Party

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. As with all Cherry Grove events, the Virgo Venture is held only if the skies are clear and will be CANCELLED IF CLOUDY.

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

The VV is Called ON for Friday 5/26/2017

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May
12
Sat
CGO Star Party – Virgo Venture (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Virgo Venture (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Virgo Venture Star Party

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. As with all Cherry Grove events, the Virgo Venture is held only if the skies are clear and will be CANCELLED IF CLOUDY.

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

The VV is Called ON for Friday 5/26/2017

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May
18
Fri
CGO Star Party – Virgo Venture (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Virgo Venture (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Virgo Venture Star Party

The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is an star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. As with all Cherry Grove events, the Virgo Venture is held only if the skies are clear and will be CANCELLED IF CLOUDY.

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

The VV is Called ON for Friday 5/26/2017

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – May 19 @ 1:00 am
May B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The May BSIG will be on FRIDAY May 18th, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail (sureshks1@msn.com) if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.