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The Minnesota Astronomical Society has been sharing the joys of amateur astronomy with the public and our dedicated membership since 1972.
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MAS Happenings – July 9 2024

Happenings this Week * July Monthly Hybrid Meeting * Annual Camping with the Stars * Submitting Gemini Articles * Observatory Training Schedules & Information July Monthly Hybrid Meeting Thursday, July 11 @ 7 PM Join us at the AŊPÉTU TÉČA Education Center (formerly the Fairview Community Center) for this month's meeting. Featured Speaker: Valts...

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MAS Happenings – July 2 2024

Happenings this Week * Reflector Magazine link * NCRAL Newsletter link * Observatory Training Schedules & Information The June Reflector Magazine is available for download! Download this issue in single page format HERE Download this issue in double page format HERE NCRAL Summer 2024 Newsletter Now Available The Summer 2024 North Central Region of the...

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MAS Happenings – June 25 2024

Happenings this Week * ELO Public Star Party * Observatory Training Schedules & Information Public Star Party Eagle Lake Observatory June 29 @ 7:00 pm CDT Featured Speaker: Laura Hammerbeck Presentation Title: Exploding Stars! Never seen an exploding star? This year, you have a chance! T. Coronae Borealis, predicted to erupt soon, is a...

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the Society

One of the largest, most-active amateur astronomy organizations in the U.S., the Minnesota Astronomical Society is stronger than ever, with 650+ members, countless events, and five unique observing sites.

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More than 50 years later, we continue to create camaraderie among all people and explore the universe through mutual interest in astronomy. To see more video content from the Minnesota Astronomical Society, visit our YouTube channel.

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Eagle Lake Observatory

Beginner's Observing Sessions

Public Events at Eagle Lake Observatory

Northern Nights Star Fest at LLCC

Public Star Party at Eagle Lake Observatory

Star Party at Eagle Lake Observatory

Aurora at Eagle Lake Observatory

The Beginner’s Special Interest Group (B-SIG) breaks down everything you need to know, and everyone is welcome – whether you’re just getting started in exploring astronomy or you’ve been observing for years!



Don’t have a telescope? What to understand the details of stargazing in Minnesota? The MAS can help you get started – from purchasing and getting the most out of your equipment to learning the night skies. All you need is an interest in learning more.