MAS Observing Sites & Facilities

The MAS maintains five unique regional astronomical observing sites, four with observatories. Four are also available to members for private use.
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Observing in all its forms is the heart and soul of amateur astronomy and stargazing. Each MAS site includes astronomical observing amenities – ranging from a simple warming structure and concrete pads to a fully-equipped astronomical observatory housing multiple telescopes. Star parties take place at each site on a rotating basis.

As an MAS member, you are eligible to become a keyholder at any of the facilities. With the required training and orientation, you’ll be able to use any site for outreach events, skygazing, or your personal use.

Eagle Lake Observatory

Long Lake Conservation Center Observatory

Cherry Grove Observatory

Metcalf Field

Joseph J. Casby Observatory

Astronomical Observatory Reservations