MAS Featured Events


Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

September 3, 2015
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Liliya Williams, Ph.D.

Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Topic:  Dark Matter Distribution

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 Field Trip

Metcalf Field

September 11, 2015  
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 Friday September 11th.

The topic of this meeting will be on “Celestial Mechanics”. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and will be cancelled if cloudy. In the event it is cloudy a backup meeting will be held Saturday morning September 12th at a location yet to be determined.

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

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Fall Astronomy Day

Fall A-Day

September 19, 2015
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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Upcoming Featured Events

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

 

Speaker: Liliya Williams, Ph. D.

Topic: Dark Matter Distribution

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.

Sep
5
Sat
2015 Eagle Lake Observatory Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2015 Eagle Lake Observatory 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.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Sep
11
Fri
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Metcalf Field
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Metcalf Field

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Field Trip – Location Metcalf Field

Topic: Celestial Mechanics

Field trips are cancelled if cloudy events. Field trips that are cancelled will have a classroom session the next day.

Sep
12
Sat
B-SIG Meeting (backup) @ TBD
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
B-SIG Meeting (backup) @ TBD

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Please note that the classroom session will ONLY be held IF the field trip is cancelled.

Location: TBD

Topic: Make up session TBD

 

Sep
19
Sat
2015 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2015 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Fall A-Day – ELO Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory, Baylor Regional Park

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: Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus rises 8:00 pm

Additional information on Fall Astronomy Day can be found HERE.

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Sep
26
Sat
MAS Member Orientation @ Southdale Library
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
MAS Member Orientation @ 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.

The meeting will be at the Southdale Library Helen Young meeting room beginning at 9:30 am.

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