MAS Featured Events


B-SIG Field Trip

ELO

Eagle Lake Observatory

July B-SIG CANCELLED

July 23, 2016
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the Eagle Lake Observatory on July 23rd.

We will learn to identify some of the more common features of the planets and get hands on experience with their identification.

This is  a public star party night. Bring your own telescope. Hands on assistance will be available. It will be nice to share and compare the views of objects between various telescopes.

This event will be CANCELLED IF CLOUDY, so check the MAS Discussion Forum or the MAS home page for updates.

For information on the Eagle Lake Observatory including directions, visit the observatories webpage HERE

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

August 4, 2016
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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Camping with the Stars

CWTS

August 5, 6 &7, 2016
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to the 9th annual Camping with the Stars taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park.

Events begin Friday evening August 5 at 7:00 pm. Speakers are scheduled Friday and Saturday, Door and raffle prize drawings will be held Saturday evening and include MAS merchandise, astronomy books and telescopes, pot luck picnic for MAS members and registered campers and MORE!! 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 Camping with the Stars including speakers scheduled, visit the Camping with the Stars webpage.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Aug
4
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 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 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.

Aug
5
Fri
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

 

2016 Registration fees (subject to change)

Utility Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $97.00
Primitive Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $85.00
Group Camp Setting in Ball field below the observatory + MAS EVENT Registration $61.00
Extra Person – $5/each for weekend
Daily Admissions (not camping) to MAS EVENT $10.00/person/day* All registration fees are for up to 4 people
* Registration fees include:
– Two nights of camping
– Vehicle permits
– Wristband for MAS Activities
– Door prize drawing


Call the Carver County Park Office at 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.
Registration opens January 2016

 

Aug
6
Sat
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

 

2016 Registration fees (subject to change)

Utility Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $97.00
Primitive Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $85.00
Group Camp Setting in Ball field below the observatory + MAS EVENT Registration $61.00
Extra Person – $5/each for weekend
Daily Admissions (not camping) to MAS EVENT $10.00/person/day* All registration fees are for up to 4 people
* Registration fees include:
– Two nights of camping
– Vehicle permits
– Wristband for MAS Activities
– Door prize drawing


Call the Carver County Park Office at 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.
Registration opens January 2016

 

Aug
7
Sun
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2016 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

 

2016 Registration fees (subject to change)

Utility Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $97.00
Primitive Campsite in family campground + MAS EVENT Registration $85.00
Group Camp Setting in Ball field below the observatory + MAS EVENT Registration $61.00
Extra Person – $5/each for weekend
Daily Admissions (not camping) to MAS EVENT $10.00/person/day* All registration fees are for up to 4 people
* Registration fees include:
– Two nights of camping
– Vehicle permits
– Wristband for MAS Activities
– Door prize drawing


Call the Carver County Park Office at 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.
Registration opens January 2016

 

Aug
31
Wed
2016 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
2016 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) may register for this Regional Star Party event held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Sep
1
Thu
2016 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 1 all-day
2016 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) may register for this Regional Star Party event held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event