From its humble beginnings in 1972, Outreach has been a cornerstone of the Minnesota Astronomical Society’s activities. Society volunteers have introduced the wonders of our universe to citizens of Minnesota numbering in the tens of thousand. Outreach events and activities over the years have included:

  • Regularly scheduled star parties open to the public.

  • Annual Astronomy Day, Camping with the Stars, Fall Astronomy Day, Northern Nights Star Fest events.

  • Comet observing parties for comets Halley, Hyakutake, Hale-Bopp, Panstarrs, ISON, and more.

  • Solar and Lunar Eclipse observing parties as well as the 2012 Transit of Venus, planetary opposition and asteroid flyby events.

  • Public and private events at Eagle Lake Observatory, Joseph J. Casby, Cherry Grove and LLCC.

  • Special star parties and presentations for elementary, middle and senior high schools, civic groups, individuals, the Science Museum, Nature Centers


     

Interested in an Event or Presentation?

Check our events calendar for upcoming opportunities. Many are open to the public.

To learn more about our outreach activities or to request an event for your group or organization, please submit the form below, or contact our outreach coordinator via email at http://www.mnastro.org/about-us/leadership/#Outreach_coordinator. You may also leave a message on our answering service by calling (952) 467-2426.

NOTE: The MAS makes every effort to honor appropriate requests. However as a volunteer organization we are occasionally unable to accommodate a request. If an private outreach event is not possible, groups are always welcome to attend our frequent Public Star Parties at the Eagle Lake Observatory.

If you plan on bringing a group to one of our public events, a courtesy email or telephone message is appreciated so we can make the necessary plans to accommodate your needs.

MAS Outreach Request Form

* required information

Name of Group *

Contact Person *

Day Phone *

Cell Phone *

Email *

Todays Date

Requested Outreach Date *

Backup Date (if cloudy)

What time would you like to start? *

End time?

Expected Number in Group *

Age Range of Group *

Location Desired *

Additional Information / Comments (what would you like to see or talk about?)

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