MAS Featured Events


B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

February 21, 2015
St. Louis Park Library

The February B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group meeting will be at the St. Louis Park Library February 21st.

The meeting begins at 10:00 am with the main topic on “Telescopes Part I”. Learn about the different types of telescopes and astronomical equipment. Find out which telescope may work best for you.

We will also have a Telescope Clinic with several experienced MAS members to help you learn more about your telescope, how to set it up and use it.

For additional information on the MAS Beginners Special Interest Group, visit the B-SIG webpage HERE

For more info about the next B-SIG meeting, including map & direction, follow the link below.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

March 5, 2015
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker:

Dr. Tom Jones

Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics

Topic:

Computer Simulations of X-Ray Emissions in Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters

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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Public Star Party

Eagle Lake Observatory

March 14, 2015
Eagle Lake Observatory

The first all-weather public star party of 2015 will be held at the Eagle Lake Observatory on March 14th.

Beginning at 7:00 pm, public star parties are open to all. Objects of interest include: Mars, Venus & Jupiter. This years first regularly scheduled public star party also coincides with Pi Day (http://www.piday.org). Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π.

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

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Upcoming Featured Events

Mar
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: Dr. Tom Jones

 Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics , University of Minnesota

Topic:

Computer Simulations of X-Ray Emissions in Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters

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.

Mar
14
Sat
2015 ELO Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2015 ELO 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.
Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

Objects of interest include: Mars, Venus & Jupiter.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

This years first regularly scheduled public star party also coincides with Pi Day (http://www.piday.org). Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π.

Mar
20
Fri
2015 Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm
2015 Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon 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 HERE

 

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

2015 Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm
2015 Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon 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 HERE

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy

B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B-SIG Meeting Field Trip @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Field Trip – Messier Marathon

Field trips are cancelled if cloudy events. Field trips that are cancelled will have a classroom session the next day.

Mar
21
Sat
B-SIG Meeting (backup) @ Golden Valley Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
B-SIG Meeting (backup) @ Golden Valley Library

Beginners Special Interest Group Meeting

Please note that the classroom session will ONLY be held IF the field trip is cancelled.

Topic: Astronomical League observing Programs