Print the full 2018 Eagle Lake Observatory Star Party schedule.

Also please review the MAS Star Party Guidelines.


Unless otherwise noted, all Eagle Lake Observatory public star parties are “all weather” events. Even if it is cloudy, someone will be there to show a video, give a presentation, give a tour of the observatory or answer any astronomy questions you may have. However, there may be a need to cancel due to hazardous weather conditions such as severe thunderstorm, tornados and/or snow storms. If any of these conditions are threatening, please check the MAS website homepage at www.mnastro.org, after 4:00 pm the day of the event for cancellation notices.

Additional information including Frequently Asked Questions about our Eagle Lake Observatory Public Star Parties can be found HERE


All Public Star Parties

May
5
Sat
2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 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)

May
19
Sat
2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Jun
2
Sat
2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 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)

Jun
16
Sat
2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Jun
30
Sat
2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 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)

Jul
21
Sat
2018 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 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 (1st qtr. moon)



Astronomy Day



Special Events

Special Events are for a specific astronomical event and are generally “Cancelled if Cloudy” Events. Please check the MAS website homepage at www.mnastro.org after 4:00 pm the day of the event for any cancellation notices.

Jul
11
Wed
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

Each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park to provide viewing through our state of the art telescopes, including an 8” TMB refractor. We’ll also have talks in our air conditioned, bug free HotSpot classroom. The park will also be the location of our Star-B-Q with live music on Friday night followed by viewing through our telescopes. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and set them up around the observatory.

Additional information can be found on at https://alcon2018.astroleague.org

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 (New moon)

Jul
12
Thu
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

Each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park to provide viewing through our state of the art telescopes, including an 8” TMB refractor. We’ll also have talks in our air conditioned, bug free HotSpot classroom. The park will also be the location of our Star-B-Q with live music on Friday night followed by viewing through our telescopes. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and set them up around the observatory.

Additional information can be found on at https://alcon2018.astroleague.org

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 (New moon)

Jul
13
Fri
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018 ALCON Special Event @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018.

Each evening we will be having a field trip to Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park to provide viewing through our state of the art telescopes, including an 8” TMB refractor. We’ll also have talks in our air conditioned, bug free HotSpot classroom. The park will also be the location of our Star-B-Q with live music on Friday night followed by viewing through our telescopes. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own telescopes and set them up around the observatory.

Additional information can be found on at https://alcon2018.astroleague.org

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 (New moon)

Jul
27
Fri
2018 Public Star Party – Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Public Star Party - Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join the MAS in viewing the best Mars has been since 2003.

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 (Full moon)

Jul
28
Sat
2018 Public Star Party – Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Public Star Party - Mars Opposition @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Join the MAS in viewing the best Mars has been since 2003.

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 (Full moon)



Camping with the Stars

Aug
17
Fri
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 11th annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: The Sun, the Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars at its best in years and daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Aug
18
Sat
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 11th annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: The Sun, the Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars at its best in years and daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Aug
19
Sun
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 11th annual Camping with the Stars Event taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory, located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis and 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

 

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: The Sun, Venus, Mercury and daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)



Fall Astronomy Day