2017 Eagle  Lake  Observatory  Special  Events

This page highlights the special events we are opening the observatory for. These events are generally ”Cancelled if Cloudy” events and happen during the work week or on weekends not on the regular public star party schedule.

For any changes to the observing schedule, check the Public Star Party schedule and/or the MAS homepage for the latest updates. For directions and additional information on the Eagle Lake Observatory, visit the Eagle Lake Observatory website.


Location: Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Regional Park
Address: 10775 County Rd 33, Norwood-Young America, MN

STAR WARS 40th Anniversary – May 27, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars (Episode IV) movie release.

This VERY special event is an ”All weather” event.  Even if its cloudy, we’ll be there to talk astronomy, give a tour of the observatory, answer your astronomy questions, etc.

Dress as your favorite Star Wars hero or villain or come as you are. We are planning special Star Wars displays and door prize drawings.  We hope to see you there.

Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Observatory Closed

Since almost every MAS member will be out of town to observe the eclipse, the Eagle Lake Observatory will be closed.  

However, there may be a slight possibility that a member or two could remain in town.  If this is the case and they choose to open the observatory for public viewing, a notice will be posted on the MAS Discussion Forums HERE