The Wonders of the Cosmos

The Minnesota Astronomical Society has been sharing the joys of amateur astronomy with the public and our dedicated membership since 1972.

MAS celebrating 50 years

Info for BeginnersMembership

Upcoming MAS Public Events

MAS 50th Year!

Monthly Meetings

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

Eagle Lake Observatory

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Next Steps

Lots of Ways to Get Involved

Member Benefits

Discussion Forums

Observatories

For Beginners

Loaner Telescopes

Star Parties

about

the Society 

One of the largest, most-active amateur astronomy organizations in the U.S., the Minnesota Astronomical Society is stronger than ever, with 450+ members, countless events, and five unique observing sites.

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More than 30 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.

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!

Beginning

Astronomy

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.