Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.
The Minnesota Astronomical Society is hosting a Special Event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. In addition to our regular scheduled public star parties, on Saturday July 20th we will have a unique display set up in the field below our observatory of the entire lunar landing site of Apollo 11. This will include a full scale mockup of the Lunar Module with the instrument packages and photos taken during the mission.
You will be able to walk around our simulated lunar landing area to get a sense of how Armstrong and Aldrin worked and where the experiments, some of which are still used today, were deployed. This may be as close as any of us will get to actually walking in the astronauts footsteps.
We also have scheduled an afternoon and evening presentation about the Apollo 11 mission by two of our MAS members. The observatory will open at 4:00 pm with the first presentation starting at 4:30. The second presentation begins at 7:00. If clear, we will also be observing throughout the afternoon and evening with Jupiter and Saturn being prominent in the evening skies.
Come celebrate this historic event with the us at the Eagle Lake Observatory within Baylor Regional Park at 10775 County Rd. 33, Norwood Young America, MN 55397
Further information and updates are posted on the MAS website at www.mnastro.org
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 (3rd qtr. moon)