MAS Happenings – April 30 2024

by | Apr 30, 2024 | MAS Happenings

Happenings this Week

* May Monthly Meeting
* CCESR Star Party
* MAS Orientation May 25th
* Observatory Training Schedules & Information

Aŋpétu Téča Education Center

May Monthly Hybrid Meeting

Thursday, May 2nd – 7 PM

Join us at the AŊPÉTU TÉČA Education Center (formerly the Fairview Community Center) for this month’s meeting.

Featured Speaker: Anna Williams (Macalester College)
Topic: Galactic Magnetic Fields Study with Radio Telescopes

For more information and how to join remotely.

May Monthly Hybrid Meeting
Cedar Creek

CCESR Public Star Party

Saturday, May 4th: 7pm to 9 pm

CCESR in partnership with the MAS is holding a public star party at their facility in Bethel, MN. Members are invited to bring their telescopes and share their passion of the night sky with the public.

Click the button below for more information.

CCESR Star Party
Save the Date

MAS New Member Orientation

Roseville Public Library
Community Program Room
Saturday, May 25 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

Click the button below for more information.

MAS New Member Orientation

Observatory Training Calendar

Eagle Lake Observatory

May 04 ———–  Evening  –  Schedule 2 (See below)
August 10 ——– Afternoon – Schedule 1
August 17 ——– Evening  –  Schedule 2
September 28 — Afternoon – Schedule 1
October 05 ——- Evening  –  Schedule 2

Schedule 1      Keyholder Orientation
Onan Building (2023)
Visual Platform/LX 200
SA Casby
Star Party Preparation and Teardown

Schedule 2     Keyholder Orientation
Onan Building (2023)
Imaging Platform (2023)
20″ Obsession
SA Casby

ELO Training Information

Registration is now open for the ELO Keyholder Training on May 4.  To register follow this link: Registration. 

Training is divided into 8 modules, one of which is required. Select the modules for your training and click Submit Request at the bottom.  You will be contacted at a later date with more information.

The training on April 27 starts at 1:00 pm and contains all but two of the modules.  The training on May 4 begins at 8:30 pm and includes the other two modules.

More Info on ELO Training

Joseph J. Casby Observatory – All dates are tentative until confirmed

May 25
July 20
Sept 21
Nov 16

Training to start at 12:00 noon. Promptness is appreciated.
Training will begin with the mandatory Belwin Conservancy Orientation

Observatory refresher Training to startsat approximately 12:30

More info on JJC Training

Cherry Grove Observatory


More information will be forthcoming on the Cherry Grove Observatory  Discussion Forum.

CGO Discussions

LLCC Training

August 28
August 29
August 30
August 31
September 1
September 2

More information will be forthcoming on the LLCC Discussion Forum.

LLCC Discussions

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