Virgo Venture 2024

Cherry Grove Observatory 8485 520th Street, Kenyon, MN, United States

Virgo Venture The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is a star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. The Venture is scheduled for the new moon weekend, usually one month after the Messier Marathon, when Virgo is in a prime viewing position. Saturday is the primary night, with Friday being the […]

Mini Messier Marathon 2024

Cherry Grove Observatory 8485 520th Street, Kenyon, MN, United States +1 more

MESSIER MARATHON A Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters). The first MAS Messier Marathon was held […]