SPECIAL EVENT – STATE WIDE STAR PARTY

 

Join thousands of Minnesotans at sites across the state observing the Moon and engaging in hands-on astronomy activities all at the same time. The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Astronomical Society among many other sites invite you to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11. Help us continue celebrating the Apollo 50th anniversary, the Moon, and beyond!


For information on the MAS State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

For the complete list of State Wide Star Party Events, follow the link HERE.

MAS EVENTS AT THE CHERRY GROVE OBSERVATORY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED


2019 DONATION MATCH

This year once again, we have been fortunate enough to have our anonymous benefactor offer a matching donation to the MAS. From now until the end of December, any donations made to the MAS will be matched up to $10,000.

This is an incredible way to help the MAS in our ongoing mission of science and astronomy education and outreach. Among the usual expenses of “paying the bills”, electric, insurance, phone, etc., the added donations have allowed us to upgrade and improve the facilities throughout the MAS. Information on making a donation to the MAS can be found at the MAS Discussion Forum or go directly to the Donate to the MAS webpage.

Thank You for your continued support!!


Featured Events


 

Mercury Transit

2019 Transit of Mercury

November 11, 2019
Eagle Lake Observatory

On Monday November 11th, 2019 we will be having a special event for viewing the transit of Mercury across the Sun. The observatory opens at 8:00 am. There will be plenty of time to view the transit as Mercury takes more than 6 hours to make its way across the sun. The transit ends a little after noon.

This star party is a all weather event. The forecast shows at least partly clear, so we should get views of the sun and Mercury throughout the morning.

The next Mercury transit visible from Minnesota will be May 2049, That’s 30 years. DO NOT miss this event!!

For additional information on this VERY rare event, visit the MAS Special Events webpage HERE

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B-SIG Meeting

B-SIG Meeting

November 16, 2019
Brooklyn Park Library

The November B-SIG, Beginners Special Interest Group will be at the Brooklyn Park Library, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Speakers: Doug Neverman & Wayne Boline

Topic: Beginning Imaging & Cable Management

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

For more info about this months meeting, including map & direction, follow the link below.

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Monthly Meeting

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MAS General Meeting

December 5, 2019
Fairview
Community Center

Speaker: Lillya Williams – Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Topic: Gravitational Lensing: past, present and future

At the December meeting is the election of three MAS Board positions. This years election is for Vice President, Treasurer and one of the Board Members at Large.  

Information on the election and candidates can be found on the MAS Forums HERE.

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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Upcoming Featured Events

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

 

Speaker: Lillya Williams – Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Topic: Gravitational Lensing: past, present and future

At the December meeting is the election of three MAS Board positions. This years election is for Vice President, Treasurer and one of the Board Members at Large.

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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Dec
14
Sat
December B-SIG Meeting @ Golden Valley Library
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm
December B-SIG Meeting @ Golden Valley Library

BSIG Meeting

Saturday December 14, 2019
Location: Golden Valley Library
Time: 1:30 – 3:30

Presenter: Dave Falkner – MAS President
Topic: Celestial Mechanics and Astronomical terms

 

Jan
2
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jan 2 @ 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Feb
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Feb 6 @ 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 at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

May
2
Sat
2020 Public Star Party – Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Public Star Party - Astronomy 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)

Sep
26
Sat
2020 Public Star Party – Fall A-Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 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)



All Public Star Parties

May
2
Sat
2020 Public Star Party – Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Public Star Party - Astronomy 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)

Sep
26
Sat
2020 Public Star Party – Fall A-Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 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)