MAS Featured Events

Announcement 3/25/2015:  The Outreach Training on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 P.M at Maplewood Library is cancelled. The second session on Sunday, March 29th at 12:00 P.M at Maple Grove Library is stilled scheduled.

Thanks, Lilah Schurstein-Hanner <Outreach Coordinator>


Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

April 2, 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 Field Trip

Joseph J. Casby Observatory

April 17, 2015
Joseph J. Casby Observatory

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the Joseph J. Casby Observatory on April 17th.

Field trips are cancelled if cloudy events.

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

In the event the Friday night field trip is cancelled, the B-SIG will meet at a location to be determined on Saturday morning April 18th at 10:00. Note this meeting will be held ONLY if the Friday event is cancelled. More info on the alternate meeting can be found HERE

For information on the Joseph J. Casby Observatory including directions, visit the observatories webpage HERE

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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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Upcoming Featured Events

Mar
28
Sat
2015 Eagle Lake Observatory Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 28 @ 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Apr
2
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 2 @ 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
17
Fri
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Joseph J. Casby Observatory
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Joseph J. Casby Observatory

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Field Trip – Location Joseph J. Casby Observatory

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

Apr
18
Sat
B-SIG Meeting (backup) @ TBD
Apr 18 @ 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: Telescopes Part II

 

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.