Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (The Great room). Monthly meetings usually start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

Monthly meeting programs cover a wide variety of interests and vary from introductory to advanced in nature. Programs may include talks by professional astronomers from the University of Minnesota, presentations by members on topics of interest to amateurs, videos, slides or planetarium shows.

The latest information about the meeting time, location and featured topic, will be posted on the MAS home page or you can call the Society’s message line at 952-467-2426.

NOTE:  Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities Please check the MAS homepage or recorded message for the latest information.

Business and Special Meetings

While the Society’s constitution provides a means for business meetings to be called at any time, it also establishes at timetable for meetings related to elections and adoption of the annual budget, as follows:

  • Election nominations take place at the November regular meeting.
  • Annual elections take place at the December regular meeting
  • Newly elected officers take office at the first monthly meeting of the new year (usually January)
  • The annual budget and dues structure is presented and adopted at the second monthly meeting of the new year (usually February).

Other business meetings may be called as needed, per the process outlined in the Society’s constitution.

Executive Board Meetings

The executive board of the MAS meets monthly to conduct the Society’s business. At a typical meeting, members of the board approve expenditures, review the status of projects, approve new projects and make decisions regarding the operation of the Society.

Executive board meetings are not closed to members, but they are often conducted at the homes of individual board members. Members interested in attending a meeting should contact the board using the email address masboard@mnastro.org to request details regarding upcoming meetings or to submit a topic for consideration. (Individual email addresses for board members are available at http://www.mnastro.org/about-us/leadership/ )

Other Meetings

There are a number of other committee and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings scheduled each month. Please refer to the MAS events calendar (http://www.mnastro.org/events) or other sections of the web site (http://www.mnastro.org/explore/special-interests/ for example) to learn about them.

The latest meetings and information on our Special Interest Groups can be found on the Special Interest Groups Discussion Forums at:http://www.mnastro.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=35

 

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Jun
6
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Jul
11
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Aug
1
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Sep
5
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Oct
3
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Nov
7
Thu
Monthly meeting @ Fairview Community Center
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.

Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.

NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage at www.mnastro.org for the latest information regarding the meeting.

Upcoming B-SIG Meetings

Jun
15
Sat
June B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
June B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Saturday June 15, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail at sureshks1@msn.com if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Suresh

Jul
13
Sat
July B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
July B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Saturday July 13, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail at sureshks1@msn.com if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Suresh

Aug
9
Fri
August B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
August B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Friday August 9, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail at sureshks1@msn.com if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Suresh

Sep
14
Sat
September B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm
September B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Saturday September 14, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail at sureshks1@msn.com if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Suresh

Oct
12
Sat
October B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
October B-SIG Star Party @ Metcalf Field

This months BSIG will be on Saturday October 12, weather permitting, at the Metcalf Nature Center.

The directions to Metcalf are included here: http://www.mnastro.org/facilities/metcalf/

This event is weather dependent. So please send me an e-mail at sureshks1@msn.com if you are interested in coming out so I can keep you updated… I will plan on making a go/no go decision by 3pm on the day of the event.

Suresh

Nov
9
Sat
November B-SIG Meeting @ TBD
Nov 9 @ 12:00 am
November B-SIG Meeting @ TBD

BSIG Meeting

Saturday November 9, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Presenter: TBD
Topic: TBD

 

Upcoming Member Orientation Meetings

Jun
15
Sat
MAS Member Orientation meeting @ Ridgedale Public Library
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


MAS Member Orientation Meeting

New members, anyone thinking of joining the MAS or current members wishing for a refresher are all invited to the MAS Member Orientation meeting.

Location:
Ridgedale Public Library
Ladyslipper Room 275
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

Date:
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm

We will provide an overview of the organization and leadership of the MAS, provide an introduction to all of the observing sites, and review the benefits available to MAS members.  We will cover star parties, public observing nights, meetings and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Oct
26
Sat
MAS Member Orientation meeting @ TBD
Oct 26 all-day


MAS Member Orientation Meeting

New members, anyone thinking of joining the MAS or current members wishing for a refresher are all invited to the MAS Member Orientation meeting.

Location: TBD

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: TBD

We will provide an overview of the organization and leadership of the MAS, provide an introduction to all of the observing sites, and review the benefits available to MAS members.  We will cover star parties, public observing nights, meetings and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!