MAS Featured Events


Camping with the Stars


Eagle Lake Observatory

August 1-3, 2014

Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to the 7th annual Camping with the Stars. Featured this year in cooperation with NASA, there will be a special exhibit commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo landings on the moon. The exhibit will feature a 3.3 billion year old lunar rock returned to earth by the astronauts of Apollo 15. In addition, there will be displays of Apollo mission photographs, illustrations, and maps. There will be talks, prizes, solar viewing, and fun activities throughout the day and into the night.

For camping reservations call Baylor Park at 952-466-5250

Eagle Lake Observatory

MAS Eagle Lake Observatory (ELO) it is located in Carver County Baylor Regional Park about three miles north of Norwood-Young America on Co. Rd. 33 (Reform Street in NYA). 

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Monthly Meeting


MAS General Meeting

August 7, 2014
Community Center

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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Northern Nights Star Fest



August 27-30, 2014

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for our 6th annual Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF). This event is held under the dark, dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center

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