All Star Parties

Mar
23
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 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 (1st qtr. moon)

Mar
29
Fri
CGO Star Party @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm

Cherry Grove Star Party

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

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 Cherry Grove Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Mar
30
Sat
CGO Star Party (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm

Cherry Grove Star Party – Alt

Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday reserved as the backup night if Friday is cloudy.

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 Cherry Grove Discussion Forums if conditions are questionable to see if others are planning on attending.

Apr
5
Fri
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Cherry Grove Observatory

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 event is cancelled if cloudy, with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.

LLCC Star Party @ Long Lake Conservation Center
Apr 5 @ 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.

Apr
6
Sat
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon (alt) @ Cherry Grove Observatory

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 event is cancelled if cloudy, with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.