MAS Happenings – April 9 2024

by | Apr 9, 2024 | MAS Happenings

Happenings this Week

* April Gemini Link
* Observatory Training Schedules
* ELO Training Information

Your new edition of the Minnesota Astronomical Society’s GEMINI Newsletter is electronically available at the the MAS website.

In the pages of the Gemini – Vol 50 No 2

  • My “Ecliptical” Journey – John Zimitsch
  • MAS Board & Business Meeting for January/February – Dave Falkner, Secretary
  • Mentoring New Astronomers Part II – Jay Bruesch
  • MAS Patron Members
  • Loaner Scopes & Astronomy DVDs Available to all MAS Members

Observatory Training Calendar

Eagle Lake Observatory

April 27 ———– Afternoon – Schedule 1 (See below)
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 April 27 and 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

April 20 – Tentative

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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