NOTICE

The MAS is evaluating the available options for public and member-only events during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to abide by the governor’s executive orders and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Click HERE to read the COVID-19 Observatory Site Rules for MAS member use

Click HERE to read the MAS COVID-19 Public Event Rules


Registration is no longer required to attend a public star party.


Featured Events


 

B-SIG Meeting


January 22, 2022
1:00 pm

Speaker: Jerry Jones

Topic: Organizing your observing evenings with – and without – A.L. Observing Projects

Visit the B-SIG Discussion Forum for more information and any last minute changes.

Online meeting via Zoom. Link will be posted when available.

To join the virtual event, click this link: B-SIG ZOOM MEETING

Note: We will be opening up this link about 10 minutes before the event starts.


Hybrid Monthly Meeting

Thursday February 3, 2022
7:00 pm
In person & online via Zoom

Featured Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

The MAS will be returning to in person meeting for the February meeting. Note that covid protocols are in place. Masks are to be worn by everyone.

Meeting Location:
AŊPÉTU TÉČA Education Center
formerly the Fairview Community Center
– NEW Building
– NEW Name
– Same Location

1910 County Road B West
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Entry on the SOUTH side of the building. 2nd floor meeting room 207. It also looks like all traffic exits the parking lot on the east side of the building.


This meeting will ALSO be held online using Zoom. If you would like to join us you will need use the following URL:

LINK TBD

You can probably hear best with a headset but your computer’s speaker and microphone will also work.

Dial-in Phone Number

Meeting ID: TBD
Passcode: TBD

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

In order to ensure the most success we are asking everyone to follow a couple of rules:

1. Don’t turn on your camera – it sucks up bandwidth and we really don’t need to see you.

2. Keep your microphone muted until you are prompted during a question and answer session during the presentation. This will cut down background noise substantially.

3. You can request to ask a question in the chat area of the Meet and wait to be prompted by the moderator.

We hope you can join us.
Clear skies!

Mark Job
MAS President

B-SIG Meeting


February 19, 2022
1:00 pm

Speaker: Doug Neverman

Topic: Beginner Imaging

Visit the B-SIG Discussion Forum for more information and any last minute changes.

Online meeting via Zoom. Link will be posted when available.



Upcoming Featured Events

Feb
3
Thu
Monthly meeting
Feb 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 and will continue online during the pandemic. 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). Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Feb
19
Sat
B-SIG – February 2022 Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm
B-SIG - February 2022 Meeting @ Online via Zoom

B-SIG Presentation  via Google Meet


Speaker: Doug Neverman

Topic: Beginner Imaging

Time: 1:00 pm


The link to join the event will be posted on the MAS home page at www.mnastro.org

Mar
3
Thu
Monthly meeting
Mar 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 and will continue online during the pandemic. 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). Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Mar
5
Sat
2022 – First Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 - First 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Mar
19
Sat
B-SIG – March 2022 Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm
B-SIG - March 2022 Meeting @ Online via Zoom

B-SIG Presentation  via Google Meet


Speaker: Bob King

Topic: Auroras

Time: 1:00 pm


The link to join the event will be posted on the MAS home page at www.mnastro.org

Apr
7
Thu
Monthly meeting
Apr 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 and will continue online during the pandemic. 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). Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.



All Public Star Parties

Mar
5
Sat
2022 – First Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 - First 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Mar
12
Sat
2022 – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 - 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Mar
26
Sat
2022 – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 - 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
9
Sat
2022 – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 - 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
23
Sat
2022 – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 - 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

May
7
Sat
2022 Astronomy Day – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2022 Astronomy Day - Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Astronomy Day Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join us for Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory. The observatory opens at 1:00 with speakers scheduled throughout the day covering a variety of astronomical topics. Take a tour of our observatory and do some daytime viewing of the sun and other daytime stars and planets (weather permitting). Door prize drawing will be held Saturday following the evening speaker presentation.

Visit the MAS Astronomy Day web page for information and schedule of events.

Additional information on the observatory as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

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