Featured Events

Northern Nights Star Fest

Long Lake

August 28- September 3, 2019
Long Lake Conservation Center
Palisade, MN

Northern Nights Star Fest!

Join us for our (nearly) annual Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) Northern Nights Star Fest. Offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC)

Register online using the registration form on the LLCC web site or call the Long Lake Conservation Center at
1-800-450-5522

For further information including a schedule of events, visit the NNSF web page at http://www.mnastro.org/northern-nights-star-fest/ and the MAS Discussion Forum.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

September 5, 2019
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Prof. Claudia Scarlata                   Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics

Topic: Galaxy Formation & Evolution

In every corner we look in the observable universe we find galaxies at different sizes and forms, composing the largest groupings of stars. Prof Scarlata of the Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics will talk about the process of forming galaxies and their evolution through the great march of cosmic time.

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 Field Trip

Warming house at Metcalf Field

September 14, 2019
Metcalf Field

The Beginners Special Interest Group (B-SIG) will be having a field trip to the MAS’s first observing site, Metcalf Field on Saturday, September 14th.

Come on out to learn about the night sky and how to find and observe objects. Bring your own telescope or have a look through one of the MAS volunteer scopes. Visit the B-SIG Discussion Forum for more information and any last minute changes.

The event is cancelled if cloudy.

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

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Upcoming Featured Events

Aug
27
Tue
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 27 all-day
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Aug
28
Wed
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 28 all-day
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Aug
29
Thu
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 29 all-day
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Aug
30
Fri
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 30 all-day
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Aug
31
Sat
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 31 all-day
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Sep
1
Sun
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 1 all-day
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event



All Public Star Parties

Aug
31
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Sep
7
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Sep
21
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Oct
5
Sat
2019 Public Star Party – Fall A-Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 Public Star Party - Fall A-Day @ 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.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Oct
19
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Nov
2
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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.

 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)