MAS Featured Events

Mini Messier Marathon – 4M
Mini-Messier Marathon

September 30, 2016

Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Fall Mini-Messier Marathon Star Party Similar to the Messier Marathon in the spring, the ”Mini Messier (4M)”, 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).

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

October 6, 2016
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: James Leger, PhD
Professor University Minnesota Electrical and Computer Engineering

Topic:

Exotic Optical Systems

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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Fall Astronomy Day

Fall A-Day

October 8, 2016
Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League’s Fall Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park.

Speakers are scheduled throughout the day and will give talks on astronomy and what there is to see. Door prize drawing 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 Fall Astronomy Day webpage.

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Upcoming Featured Events

Sep
30
Fri
2016 Mini Messier Marathon – 4M @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm
2016 Mini Messier Marathon - 4M @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove: Fall Mini-Messier @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Fall Mini-Messier Marathon Star Party

Similar to the Messier Marathon in the spring, the ”Mini Messier (4M)”, 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 http://www.mnastro.org/mini-messier-marathon/

 

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.

Oct
1
Sat
2016 Mini Messier Marathon – 4M (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm
2016 Mini Messier Marathon - 4M (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove: Fall Mini-Messier @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Fall Mini-Messier Marathon Star Party

Similar to the Messier Marathon in the spring, the ”Mini Messier (4M)”, 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 http://www.mnastro.org/mini-messier-marathon/

 

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.

Oct
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: James Leger
Professor University Minnesota Electrical and Computer Engineering

Topic: Exotic Optical Systems

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.

Oct
8
Sat
2016 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2016 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory

2016 Fall Astronomy Day

The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League’s Fall Astronomy Day activities at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park. Speakers are scheduled throughout the day and will give talks on astronomy and what there is to see. Door prize drawing will be held Saturday evening and include MAS merchandise, astronomy books and videos. Weather permitting, the evening will conclude with tours of the night sky and of course stargazing.

For additional information, please visit the MAS Fall Astronomy Day webpage HERE

Nov
3
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Nov 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.

At the November meeting, nominations for the three MAS Board positions up for election must be finalized. Seats this year include President, Secretary and one of the Board Members at Large.

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.

Dec
1
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Dec 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 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.

At the December meeting is the election of three MAS Board positions. This years election is for President, Secretary and one of the Board Members at Large.

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.