NOTICE

Due to the heightened risk of COVID-19 virus, the MAS Executive Board will reassess the situation as conditions change. Please check the MAS web site before attending any MAS event.
 

For covid guidelines for public events, see the Site Rules for Public Events webpage.

 

For information on MAS member use of the facilities, visit the Discussion Forum post HERE, or the web page for MAS COVID-19 Site Rules



Apr
16
Fri
CGO Star Party @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 16 @ 7:00 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.

LLCC Star Party @ LLCC
Apr 16 @ 7:00 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.

Registration info and updates are to be posted on the LLCC Discussion Forum HERE.

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: Contact the LLCC site coordinator, Ken Hugill, to register for this event.

Apr
17
Sat
2021 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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.

 

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.

Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

Eagle Lake Observatory
44.8103 -93.9397

Merle Hiltner onaninfo@mnastro.org

CGO Star Party (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 17 @ 7:00 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.

LLCC Star Party @ LLCC
Apr 17 @ 7:00 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.

Registration info and updates are to be posted on the LLCC Discussion Forum HERE.

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: Contact the LLCC site coordinator, Ken Hugill, to register for this event.

Apr
24
Sat
April B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
April B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

B-SIG star party will be on Saturday April 24, weather permitting, at Metcalf Field. Saturday is the primary night for the event.

Visit the MAS B-SIG discussion forum for additional information and schedule changes HERE

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

NOTICE: Please review the Public Event Rules HERE, before attending any MAS event.
Also note that these rules supersede any existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.