All Star Parties

Jan
20
Sun
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory

Special Event: Total Lunar Eclipse

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.

 

This event is Cancelled if Cloudy (Full Moon)

Total Lunar Eclipse – Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Total Lunar Eclipse - Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory | Norwood Young America | Minnesota | United States

On Sunday January 20th, we are fortunate to have another total lunar eclipse visible.

The observatory opens at 7:00 pm with the penumbral eclipse beginning at 8:36. Partial eclipse begins at 9:34 pm. Totality begins at about 10:40 when the moon fully enters the Earth’s shadow.

The maximum eclipse will be approximately 11:15 pm. Totality ends about 11:43 as the moon leaves the Earth’s shadow.

This star party is a ”Cancelled if Cloudy” event. Be sure to check the MAS home page and/or the MAS Discussion Forum for the latest updates if the sky looks questionable for viewing.

DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!! The next best total lunar eclipse for North America won’t be until May of 2022!!!

Mar
9
Sat
2019 Public Star Party @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Mar 9 @ 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
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)

Apr
5
Fri
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon @ Eagle Lake 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.

Apr
6
Sat
CGO Star Party – Messier Marathon (alt) @ Eagle Lake Observatory
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
CGO Star Party - Messier Marathon (alt) @ Eagle Lake 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.