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MAS Featured Events


 

 

B-SIG Field Trip

Warming house at Metcalf Field

June 30, 2018
Metcalf Field

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the MAS’s first observing site, Metcalf Field on Saturday June 30th, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Come on out to learn about the night sky and how to find and observe objects. Bring your own telescope or have a look through one of the MAS volunteer scopes. Visit the B-SIG Discussion Forum for more information and any last minute changes.

The event is cancelled if cloudy.

For information on Metcalf Field including directions, visit the observatories webpage HERE

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Monthly Meeting

MAS Monthly Meeting

July 5, 2018
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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ALCON 2018

 

July 11-14, 2018
Hilton Hotel and Convention Center

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to host the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

We have gathered a great line-up of speakers. Notable speakers include: Dr. Pamela Gay, Bob Berman, Dr. Phil Plait, Bob King among others.
 
In addition, each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional our Joseph J. Casby Observatory as well as guided tours to the new Bell Museum of Natural History, Tate Hall at the University of Minnesota, the Baaken Museum and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

We look forward to seeing you there…

Additional information and registration link can be found on the ALCON website



Upcoming Featured Events

Jun
30
Sat
June B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 1:00 am
June B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The June BSIG will be on Saturday June 30th, 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.

Jul
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
11
Wed
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

Each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park to provide viewing through our state of the art telescopes, including an 8” TMB refractor. We’ll also have talks in our air conditioned, bug free HotSpot classroom. The park will also be the location of our Star-B-Q with live music on Friday night followed by viewing through our telescopes. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and set them up around the observatory.

Additional information can be found on at https://alcon2018.astroleague.org

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 (New moon)

Jul
12
Thu
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

Each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park to provide viewing through our state of the art telescopes, including an 8” TMB refractor. We’ll also have talks in our air conditioned, bug free HotSpot classroom. The park will also be the location of our Star-B-Q with live music on Friday night followed by viewing through our telescopes. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and set them up around the observatory.

Additional information can be found on at https://alcon2018.astroleague.org

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 (New moon)

Jul
13
Fri
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

Each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park to provide viewing through our state of the art telescopes, including an 8” TMB refractor. We’ll also have talks in our air conditioned, bug free HotSpot classroom. The park will also be the location of our Star-B-Q with live music on Friday night followed by viewing through our telescopes. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and set them up around the observatory.

Additional information can be found on at https://alcon2018.astroleague.org

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 (New moon)

Jul
27
Fri
2018 Public Star Party – Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Public Star Party - Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join the MAS in viewing the best Mars has been since 2003.

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 (Full moon)