NOTICE

The MAS is evaluating the available options for public and member-only events during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to abide by the governor’s executive orders and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Click HERE to read the COVID-19 Observatory Site Rules for MAS member use

Click HERE to read the MAS COVID-19 Public Event Rules


 

Featured Events


Monthly Meeting

February 4, 2021 7:00 pm
Online via Google Meet

Speaker: Ron Schmit

Topic: Mirror coating using the Eisenhower coater…

We are going hold a Monthly Meeting online using Google Meet. If you would like to join us you will need use the following URL:

MEETING LINK TO BE PROVIDED SOON

You can probably hear best with a headset but your computer’s speaker and microphone will also work.

You can also join by phone but you will miss the visuals:

Dial-in Phone Number
TBD

In order to ensure the most success we are asking everyone to follow a couple of rules:

1. Don’t turn on your camera – it sucks up bandwidth and we really don’t need to see you.

2. Keep your microphone muted until you are prompted during a question and answer session during the presentation. This will cut down background noise substantially.

3. You can request to ask a question in the chat area of the Meet and wait to be prompted by the moderator.

This will follow our usual meeting format with a couple of speakers from the MAS.

We hope you can join us.
Clear skies!
Mark Job – President

B-SIG Meeting

February 13, 2021 1:00 pm
Online via Google Meet

Speaker: Dave Falkner

Topic: The Mythology of the Night Sky

We are going hold the meeting online using Google Meet.  If you would like to join us you will need use the following URL:

meet.google.com/voy-dayd-jex

You can probably hear best with a headset but your computer’s speaker and microphone will also work.

You can also join by phone but you will miss the visuals:

Phone Number
‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪635 016 110 3111‬#

Additional information and updates are posted on the MAS discussion forum.

Talk Synopsis:

 

Monthly Meeting

March 4, 2021 7:00 pm
Online via Google Meet

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

We are going hold a Monthly Meeting online using Google Meet. If you would like to join us you will need use the following URL:

MEETING LINK TO BE PROVIDED SOON

You can probably hear best with a headset but your computer’s speaker and microphone will also work.

You can also join by phone but you will miss the visuals:

Dial-in Phone Number
TBD

In order to ensure the most success we are asking everyone to follow a couple of rules:

1. Don’t turn on your camera – it sucks up bandwidth and we really don’t need to see you.

2. Keep your microphone muted until you are prompted during a question and answer session during the presentation. This will cut down background noise substantially.

3. You can request to ask a question in the chat area of the Meet and wait to be prompted by the moderator.

This will follow our usual meeting format with a couple of speakers from the MAS.

We hope you can join us.
Clear skies!
Mark Job – President



Upcoming Featured Events

Feb
4
Thu
Monthly meeting @ online
Feb 4 @ 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 and will continue online during the pandemic. 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). Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Feb
13
Sat
B-SIG – Feb 2021 Meeting @ Online via Google Meet
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm
B-SIG - Feb 2021 Meeting @ Online via Google Meet

B-SIG Presentation  via Google Meet


Speaker: Dave Falkner

Topic: The Mythology of the Night Sky


The link to join the event will be posted on the MAS home page at www.mnastro.org

Mar
4
Thu
Monthly meeting @ online
Mar 4 @ 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 and will continue online during the pandemic. 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). Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Mar
27
Sat
B-SIG – Mar 2021 Meeting
Mar 27 @ 12:00 am
B-SIG - Mar 2021 Meeting

B-SIG Presentation  via Google Meet


Speaker: Suresh Sreenivasan

Topic: TBD

Time: TBD


The link to join the event will be posted on the MAS home page at www.mnastro.org

Apr
1
Thu
Monthly meeting
Apr 1 @ 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 and will continue online during the pandemic. 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). Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Apr
17
Sat
B-SIG – Apr 2021 Meeting
Apr 17 @ 12:00 am
B-SIG - Apr 2021 Meeting

B-SIG Presentation  via Google Meet


Speaker: Bob Kerr

Topic: TBD

Time: TBD


The link to join the event will be posted on the MAS home page at www.mnastro.org



All Public Star Parties

Mar
20
Sat
First 2021 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First 2021 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 
 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
3
Sat
2021 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2021 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
17
Sat
2021 Public Star Party
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2021 Public Star Party

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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

May
1
Sat
2021 Public Star Party
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2021 Public Star Party

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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

May
15
Sat
2021 Astronomy Day – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2021 Astronomy Day - Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Astronomy Day Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join us for Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory. The observatory opens at 1:00 with speakers scheduled throughout the day covering a variety of astronomical topics. Take a tour of our observatory and do some daytime viewing of the sun and other daytime stars and planets (weather permitting). Door prize drawing will be held Saturday following the evening speaker presentation.

Visit the MAS Astronomy Day web page for information and schedule of events.

Additional information on the observatory as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

CANCELLED IF RAINING Event (1st qtr. moon)

May
29
Sat
2021 Public Star Party
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2021 Public Star Party

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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org