2018 Eagle  Lake  Observatory  Special  Events

This page highlights the special events we are opening the observatory for. These events are generally ”Cancelled if Cloudy” events and happen during the work week or on weekends not on the regular public star party schedule.

For any changes to the observing schedule, check the Public Star Party schedule and/or the MAS homepage for the latest updates. For directions and additional information on the Eagle Lake Observatory, visit the Eagle Lake Observatory website.


Location: Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Regional Park
Address: 10775 County Rd 33, Norwood-Young America, MN

Opposition of Mars – July 27 & 28, 2018

Join us as we gather to observe the planet Mars at it’s closest approach to the Earth since 2003.  View the red planet through our many telescope platforms and see for yourself the polar caps and surface features best seen at the rare close opposition.

This special event will be an ”All weather” event.  Even if its cloudy, we’ll be there to talk astronomy, give a tour of the observatory, answer your astronomy questions, etc.

This close opposition will show Mars as the best it’s been for the past 15 years.  DO NOT miss this rare event!!