MAS Featured Events


Member Orientation

MAS Member Orientation

January 31, 2015
Southdale Library

MAS Orientation meetings are intended to give new members a good idea of the benefits of being a member of the MAS – publications, discounts available, MAS meetings, Special Interest Groups, observing sites and more.

Orientation begins at 9:30 am Saturday January 31st in the Southdale Library Ethel Berry Meeting Room.

Meeting time and location may change due to room availability. Watch the MAS home page for meeting announcements and/or changes.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

February 5, 2015
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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B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

February 21, 2015
St. Louis Park Library

The February B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group meeting will be at the St. Louis Park Library February 21st.

The meeting begins at 10:00 am with the main topic on “Telescopes Part I”. Learn about the different types of telescopes and astronomical equipment. Find out which telescope may work best for you.

We will also have a Telescope Clinic with several experienced MAS members to help you learn more about your telescope, how to set it up and use it.

For additional information on the MAS Beginners Special Interest Group, visit the B-SIG webpage HERE

For more info about the next B-SIG meeting, including map & direction, follow the link below.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Jan
31
Sat
MAS Member Orientation @ Southdale Library
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
MAS Member Orientation @ Southdale Library | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

MAS Orientation meetings are intended to give new members a good idea of the benefits of being a member of the MAS – publications, discounts available, MAS meetings, Special Interest Groups, observing sites and more.

Meeting time and location may change due to room availability. Watch the MAS home page for meeting announcements and/or changes.

Feb
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Feb 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.

Feb
21
Sat
B-SIG Meeting @ St. Louis Park Library
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
B-SIG Meeting @ St. Louis Park Library

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Topic: Telescope Part I – Telescope Clinic

Mar
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Mar 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.

Mar
14
Sat
2015 ELO Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2015 ELO Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

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: Mars, Venus & Jupiter.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

This years first regularly scheduled public star party also coincides with Pi Day (http://www.piday.org). Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π.

Mar
20
Fri
2015 Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm
2015 Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

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

 

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