Print the full 2019 LLCC Star Party schedule.

 

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
31
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
May 31 @ 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 LLCC Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
1
Sat
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jun 1 @ 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 LLCC Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
7
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jun 7 @ 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 LLCC Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
8
Sat
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 LLCC Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
28
Fri
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jun 28 @ 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 LLCC Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Jun
29
Sat
LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Jun 29 @ 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 LLCC Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.



Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF)

Aug
27
Tue
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 27 all-day
2019 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

Aug
28
Wed
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 28 all-day
2019 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

Aug
29
Thu
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 29 all-day
2019 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

Aug
30
Fri
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 30 all-day
2019 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

Aug
31
Sat
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Aug 31 all-day
2019 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
1
Sun
2019 Northern Nights Star Fest @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Sep 1 all-day
2019 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