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.
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Notice: Elections for MAS Board will be held December 7. See the MAS Forum for information about the positions, candidates, and election guidelines.

Positions (Serving from Jan 2024 thru Dec 2025)
Vice President
Board Member at Large 2
Candidate Qualifications
Member in “good standing”
Voter Qualifications
Member in “good standing”
Member shall not be responsible for any financial obligation to the society
Vote in person or electronically (Must register to vote)
Voting by proxy is NOT permitted
Each Membership is entitled to one (1) vote 

 Elections Quorum of 10% of the club membership is required
Only Members attending that register will count towards the quorum
You have the option to abstain from voting for any candidate
Only one ballot is allowed per membership
Only one vote is allowed per position
For online voters – for your vote to be verified against the membership list your zoom screen name has to be your full name or the email address associated with your membership account
Preliminary results will be announced by the end of the meeting. 

    Upcoming MAS Public Events

    Monthly Meetings

    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

    MAS 50th Year!

    Aurora at Eagle Lake Observatory

    Click on any event below for more information!

    Next Steps

    Lots of Ways to Get Involved

    Member Benefits

    Discussion Forums


    For Beginners

    Loaner Telescopes

    Star Parties


    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.

    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.