MAS Featured Events


 

Fall Astronomy Day

Fall A-Day

October 13, 2018
Eagle Lake Observatory

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

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B-SIG Field Trip

B-SIG @ Metcalf Field

October 27, 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 October 27th, beginning at 5:30 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

November 1, 2018
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

At the November meeting, nominations for the three MAS Board positions up for election must be finalized. Seats this year include President, Secretary and one of the Board Members at Large.

Information on the election and open Board positions are posted on the MAS Forum HERE

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

Oct
27
Sat
October B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
October B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The October BSIG will be on SATURDAY October 27th, 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.

Nov
1
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Nov 1 @ 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.

Nov
17
Sat
November B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
November B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday November 17, 2018
Time:  1:00-3:00 PM 

Topic: The Autumn Sky

Presenter: Dave Falkner

Location: Hopkins Library

 

Dec
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Dec 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.

Dec
15
Sat
December B-SIG Meeting
Dec 15 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
December B-SIG Meeting

BSIG Meeting

Saturday December 15, 2018
Time: TBD

Topic: TBD

Presenter: TBD

Location: TBD

 

Jan
3
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jan 3 @ 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.