Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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4
First Public Star Party of 2017 7:00 pm
First Public Star Party of 2017 @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Public Star Party of 2017 @ Eagle Lake Observatory
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7
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9
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11
March B-SIG Meeting 9:30 am
March B-SIG Meeting @ Southdale Library
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
March B-SIG Meeting @ Southdale Library
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14
Pi Day
Pi Day
Mar 14 all-day
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18
2017 Public Star Party 7:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
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20
Equinox
Equinox
Mar 20 all-day
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22
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24
CGO Star Party 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm
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LLCC Star Party 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
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CGO Star Party (alt) 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm
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LLCC Star Party 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
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Mar
31
Fri
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.

LLCC Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy

Apr
1
Sat
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

Cherry Grove Messier Marathon Star Party (Alt)

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.

LLCC Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy

2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Best views of the year for Mercury from April 1 to April 15

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)

Apr
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 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 and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.