Print the full 2017 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 on our Eagle Lake Observatory Public Star Parties can be found HERE


 

All Public Star Parties

Mar
4
Sat
First Public Star Party of 2017 @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Public Star Party of 2017 @ 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)

Mar
18
Sat
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 18 @ 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)

Apr
1
Sat
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Best views of the year for Mercury from April 1 to April 15

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)

Apr
15
Sat
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Jupiter at opposition April 7

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)

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)

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)



Astronomy Day

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)



Camping with the Stars

Jul
28
Fri
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Jul
29
Sat
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)

Jul
30
Sun
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2017 Camping with the Stars @ Eagle Lake Observatory

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to our 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: Sun, Venus, Mercury, daytime stars

Additional information about this years CWTS can be found HERE. 

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)



Fall Astronomy Day

Sep
30
Sat
2017 Fall Astronomy Day @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Fall 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: The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune as well as the summers best Galaxies, nebula and star clusters.

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

All Weather Event (1st qtr. moon)



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.

May
27
Sat
2017 Public Star Party – Star Wars 40th Anniversary @ Eagle Lake Observatory
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017 Public Star Party - Star Wars 40th Anniversary @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Public Star Party at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory.

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Event. Star Wars – A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977. Join us in celebration of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. Dress for the occasion or come as you are. This VERY special event is an ”All weather” event. Even if its cloudy, we’ll be there with scheduled presentations, give a tour of the observatory, answer your astronomy questions, etc.

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)