Apr
2
Thu
Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED) @ Fairview Community Center
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event CANCELLED

Speaker: Nancy Atkinson

Topic:  Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions

Nancy Atkinson tells the unique personal stories of over 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make the Apollo program possible. The eight years from President Kennedy’s challenge in 1961 to the first Moon landing in 1969 are filled with stories of the dedication and perseverance it took to overcome the challenges, hurdles and conflicts of doing things that had never been done before. The stories are fun, heart-warming and heart-breaking and they provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the hundreds of thousands of people who made it possible to land humans on the Moon.

NOTE: Nancy will have a table set up at 6:30 and have her books, “Eight Years to the Moon” and “Incredible Stories from Space”, available for sale and autographed before the meeting.

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.

Apr
11
Sat
B-SIG – April Star Party (CANCELLED) @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
B-SIG - April Star Party (CANCELLED) @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Event CANCELLED

Weather permitting

2020 Public Star Party (CANCELLED) @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Public Star Party (CANCELLED) @ 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.

Public nights at Eagle Lake are held about every other Saturday night from March till November. Annually, we also host all day events for Astronomy Day, Fall Astronomy Day and our annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule a “special event” throughout the year for a rare astronomical event such as an eclipse, conjunction, transit or meteor shower.

Public star parties are open to all, but please review the Star Party Guidelines if you have not been to a public event before.

Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.

 

All Weather Event (3rd qtr. moon)

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103
-93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

Apr
17
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ LLCC
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ LLCC

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

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the MAS website at www.mnastro.org under the “Events” tab for the latest Star Party calendar and schedules.

Other than the Northern Nights Star Fest, Events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

When the LLCC star party for an evening is called ”off”, the site is not available for member observing.

Note: Visitors who have limited experience attending a star party in a “dark-sky” location like LLCC should review the MAS Star Party Guidelines.

Those who seek more detailed advice or answers to their questions may be more comfortable attending public viewing nights at our Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Regional Park. The observatory is always open on its scheduled public nights and staffed with volunteers ready and willing to help. Visit the Eagle Lake Observatory website for public event schedule and directions to the observatory.

Star Party (alt Messier Marathon) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm

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

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the MAS website at www.mnastro.org under the “Events” tab for the latest Star Party calendar and schedules.

Note: Visitors who have limited experience attending a star party in a “dark-sky” location like Cherry Grove should review the MAS Star Party Guidelines.

Those who seek more detailed advice or answers to their questions may be more comfortable attending public viewing nights at our Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Regional Park. The observatory is always open on its scheduled public nights and staffed with volunteers ready and willing to help. Visit the Eagle Lake Observatory website for public event schedule and directions to the observatory.

Apr
18
Sat
LLCC Star Party @ LLCC
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ LLCC

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

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the MAS website at www.mnastro.org under the “Events” tab for the latest Star Party calendar and schedules.

Other than the Northern Nights Star Fest, Events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

When the LLCC star party for an evening is called ”off”, the site is not available for member observing.

Note: Visitors who have limited experience attending a star party in a “dark-sky” location like LLCC should review the MAS Star Party Guidelines.

Those who seek more detailed advice or answers to their questions may be more comfortable attending public viewing nights at our Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Regional Park. The observatory is always open on its scheduled public nights and staffed with volunteers ready and willing to help. Visit the Eagle Lake Observatory website for public event schedule and directions to the observatory.