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Monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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April B-SIG Meeting 12:30 pm
April B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
April B-SIG Meeting @ Hopkins Library
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2017 Public Star Party 7:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
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CGO Star Party 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
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LLCC Star Party 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
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LLCC Star Party 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
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CGO Star Party 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
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LLCC Star Party 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
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2017 Astronomy Day 1:00 pm
2017 Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
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CGO Star Party (alt) 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
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LLCC Star Party 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
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Apr
29
Sat
2017 Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Astronomy Day – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory, Baylor Regional Park

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.

Objects of interest include: Mars, the Moon, Jupiter, and what looks like a pair of bright comets, comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) and comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak (41P). Saturn rises about midnight.

Additional information can be found on the MAS Astronomy Day web page HERE.

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

CGO Star Party (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Cherry Grove Star Party – Alt

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May
4
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: Russ Durkee
 
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.

May
6
Sat
May B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
May B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

The May BSIG will be on Saturday May 6, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail (sureshks1@msn.com) if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the 6th.

May
13
Sat
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 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 (3rd qtr. moon)