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MAS Featured Events


Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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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B-SIG Star Party

Warming house at Metcalf Field

September 8, 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 September 8, 2017

The star party begins at 7:00 pm and will be cancelled if cloudy.

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

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MAS Member Orientation

Member Orientation

September 16, 2017
Golden Valley Library

MAS Orientation meetings are intended to give new members a good idea of the benefits of being a member of the MAS.

The meeting begins at 9:30 am, Saturday September 16 at the Golden Valley Library and will last approximately 2 hours.

We will provide an overview of the organization and leadership of the MAS, provide an introduction to all of the observing sites, and review the benefits available to MAS members.  We will cover star parties, public observing nights, meetings and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Upcoming Featured Events

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.

Sep
8
Fri
September B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 10:30 pm
September B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The September BSIG will be on Friday September 8, 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
16
Sat
MAS Member Orientation meeting @ Golden Valley Library
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

New MAS members (and existing members wishing for a refresher) are invited to the MAS Member Orientation meeting which will be held in the meeting room at the front of the Golden Valley Public Library at 830 Winnetka Ave. N. in Golden Valley.  This is just a few blocks north of Hwy 55.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM and run until approximately 11:30 AM.

We will provide an overview of the organization and leadership of the MAS, provide an introduction to all of the observing sites, and review the benefits available to MAS members.  We will cover star parties, public observing nights, meetings and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks,
Steve

Sep
22
Fri
CGO Star Party – Mini Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Mini Messier Marathon @ 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.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

LLCC Star Party – Mini Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Mini Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend – Mini Messier

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Sep
23
Sat
CGO Star Party – Mini Messier Marathon (Alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Mini Messier Marathon (Alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Fall Mini-Messier Marathon Star Party (Alt)

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.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.