MAS Featured Events


Messier Marathon

Messier Objects

March 31, 2017
Cherry Grove Observatory

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).

Coffee and snacks provided throughout the night with door prizes given to those observers finding the most objects via star-hopping. Come join the fun!

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS Messier Marathon webpage HERE

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date. Saturday April 1st is the alternate night. Updates will be posted on the MAS Forums and on the MAS home page.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

April 6, 2017
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

April 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Southdale Library

The next B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group, meeting will be at the Hopkins Library at 22 11th Avenue North, Hopkins. The meeting begins at 12:30 pm.

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

For more info about this months meeting, including map & direction, follow the link below.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Mar
31
Fri
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - 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.

LLCC Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC 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 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

Apr
1
Sat
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party (Alt)

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.

LLCC Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC 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 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

Apr
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 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.

Apr
8
Sat
April B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
April B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library

Subject: TBD

BSIG events are always kid friendly. Also, feel free to bring along any telescopes or related equipment that you need help with learning how to set up and use.