Due to the heightened risk of COVID-19 virus, all MAS public events have been CANCELLED until further notice.

The MAS Executive Board will reassess the situation as conditions change. Please check the MAS web site before attending any MAS event.

For additional information, visit the Discussion Forum post HERE

First 2021 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First 2021 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.

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 (1st qtr. moon)

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner