Please review the MAS Star Party Guidelines.



Unlike other MAS star party sites, the nature of the relationship between the MAS and the LLCC requirements affects access by both members and the general public. Specifically:

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.

The site is only available when the star party is called ”on”. The site is not available for mid-week observing by members.

Check the MAS information line — (952) 467-2426 — after 3:00 pm the day of a scheduled party to confirm its status.

LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting. The Scheduled Events at LLCC can be found by choosing the links to the Events Calendar or the LLCC Event List below. The schedule for LLCC star parties is also published in Gemini, the Society’s newsletter .


Additional information on using the Long Lake Conservation Center, including map and directions,
can be found on the LLCC webpage HERE



All Star Parties

May
11
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
May 11 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

May
18
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
8
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
15
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jul
6
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jul
13
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Star Party weekend

LLCC Star parties are held on both Friday and Saturday night.

Star parties are no longer called “on” or “off”. Those planning on attending are to make their best judgement as to sky conditions and whether to attend or not. Generally however, star parties are cancelled if cloudy.

Be sure to check the MAS Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.



Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF)

Sep
5
Wed
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 5 all-day
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Sep
6
Thu
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 6 all-day
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Sep
7
Fri
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 7 all-day
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Sep
8
Sat
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 8 all-day
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event

Sep
9
Sun
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Northern Nights Star Fest

Join us for the Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest, offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC). MAS Members  and non-members (the Public) are welcome to register for this Regional Star Party event  held under the very dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offering viewing objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.

For registration information and schedule of events, visit the MAS website HERE

 

All Weather Event