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MAS Featured Events


Camping with the Stars

Camping with the Stars

July 28, 29 & 30, 2017
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to the 10th annual Camping with the Stars taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park.

Events begin Friday evening July 28 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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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Jessica Hiam

Topic: Native America Culture and Astronomy

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 Star Party

Warming house at Metcalf Field

DATE CHANGE!

August 11, 2017

Metcalf Field

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the MAS’s first observing site, Metcalf Field this month Saturday August 5, 2017

The star party begins at 8:00 pm and will be cancelled if cloudy.

For information on Metcalf Field including directions, visit the observatories webpage HERE

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Upcoming Featured Events

Jul
28
Fri
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 10th 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)

Jul
29
Sat
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 10th 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)

Jul
30
Sun
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 10th 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)

Aug
3
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 3 @ 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
11
Fri
August B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
August B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The August BSIG will be on Saturday August 11 < DATE CHANGE!>, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail (sureshks1@msn.com) if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Sep
7
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Sep 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.