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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 – April 23 2024

Happenings this Week * ELO Public Star Party * BSIG Observing Session * Observatory Training Schedules & Information Eagle Lake Observatory Public Star Party Saturday, April 27th: 7 pm - 10 pm CDT ELO Keyholder volunteers should sign up on the Eagle Lake Observatory Keyholders forum. NOTE: Only ELO Keyholders will be able to use this link Click the...

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MAS Happenings – April 9 2024

Happenings this Week * April Gemini Link * Observatory Training Schedules * ELO Training Information Your new edition of the Minnesota Astronomical Society's GEMINI Newsletter is electronically available at the the MAS website. In the pages of the Gemini - Vol 50 No 2 My "Ecliptical" Journey - John Zimitsch MAS Board & Business Meeting for...

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MAS Happenings – April 2 2024

Happenings this Week * April Monthly Meeting *BSIG Ahmed Reda Presentations *March Meeting Recording * Observatory Training Schedules April Monthly Meeting Online Only April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT Since much of our club membership will be traveling toward their viewing spot for the April 8th total solar eclipse, the April meeting will be on Zoom only....

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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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Star Party at Eagle Lake Observatory

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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.