Special Event public star party on October 14, 2023 for the partial annular solar eclipse. Event starts at 10:00am
On Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. This eclipse will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. In Minnesota, we will see this as a partial solar eclipse – will approximately 45% of the disc of the sun covered up by the moon.
The MAS will provide safe viewing of the eclipse through our array of telescopes.
NEVER DIRECTLY LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT APPROPRIATE FILTERS – EVEN DURING THE ECLIPSE!
The Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) host Public Star Parties approximately every other Saturday night, from March to November, at the Eagle Lake Observatory. Public star parties are open to all, you do not need to be a MAS member to attend. Typically there is no fee to attend a star party, however donations are greatly appreciated.
Note that the Park is open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. The main gate to the park entrance automatically closes at 10:00 pm, so please plan to arrive before then.
Annually, we also host all day events for the Spring and Fall Astronomy Day and the annual Camping with the Stars event. Additionally, we may schedule special events throughout the year for a unique astronomical happenings such as an eclipses, planetary oppositions, conjunctions or comets.
*Other than our Camping with the Stars (CWTS) event, registration is not required to attend an event. CWTS is also the only event there is a fee to attend, as it is coordinated through the Baylor Park offices. Call the Baylor Park Office at 952-466-5255 for CWTS registration and camping information.
Additional information as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.
Eagle Lake Observatory