Print the full 2016 LLCC Star Party schedule.

 

Also 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

Mar
24
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 24 @ 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.

Mar
25
Sat
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 25 @ 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.

Mar
31
Fri
LLCC Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy

Apr
1
Sat
LLCC Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
LLCC Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Long Lake Conservation Center

LLCC Messier Marathon Star Party

The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE

 

The agreement between LLCC and the Minnesota Astronomical Society allows MAS members (and their immediate family members) to use LLCC facilities and grounds for astronomical observing on scheduled weekends.

With the exception of the Northern Nights StarFest, held in August, events held at LLCC are not open to the public. Only MAS members and their immediate family members are authorized to attend scheduled events.

For additional information concerning the use of LLCC, visit the MAS website at 

Unlike typical MAS star parties, LLCC star parties may be called ”on” for both Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

Begins at DUSK.    Cancelled if cloudy

Apr
21
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 21 @ 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.

Apr
22
Sat
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 22 @ 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)

Aug
19
Sat
CANCELLED – 2017 Northern Nights Star Fest – CANCELLED @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 19 all-day
CANCELLED - 2017 Northern Nights Star Fest - CANCELLED @ Long Lake Conservation Center

The 2017 Northern Nights Star Fest has been cancelled

The Star Fest is typically held the new moon weekend in August, which coincides with the 2017 total solar eclipse. The event is cancelled due to the majority of our members and organizers will be out of town for the eclipse.

Enjoy the eclipse and we’ll see you at the 2018 NNSF