MAS Featured Events


Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day

April 25, 2015
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League’s Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park.

This year we celebrate the 15th year of Astronomy Day activities at the Onan/Eagle Lake Observatory.

Speakers are scheduled throughout the day and will give talks on astronomy and what there is to see. Door and raffle prize drawings 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 Astronomy Day webpage.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

May 7, 2015
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: T. B. D.

Topic: T. B. D.

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

Virgo Venture

May 15, 2015
Cherry Grove Observatory

and LLCC

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 and LLCC 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

 

CGO Virgo Venture – read more…
 
LLCC Virgo Venture – read more…

 

 

Bill @ CGO

 



Upcoming Featured Events

Apr
25
Sat
2015 Eagle Lake Observatory: Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2015 Eagle Lake Observatory: Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Astronomy Day – 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: Mars, Mercury, Venus, the Moon and Jupiter. Saturn rises at 10:20 pm.

Additional information can be found on the MAS Astronomy Day web page HERE.

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

May
7
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
May 7 @ 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.

May
15
Fri
2015 LLCC Virgo Venture @ Long Lake Conservation Center
May 15 @ 7:36 am
2015 LLCC Virgo Venture @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC 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

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy

2015 Virgo Venture @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 15 @ 7:36 am
2015 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

 

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

B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Cherry Grove Observatory
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Field Trip – Location Cherry Grove Observatory

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

May
16
Sat
2015 LLCC Virgo Venture @ Long Lake Conservation Center
May 16 @ 7:36 am
2015 LLCC Virgo Venture @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC 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

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy