MAS Happenings – June 25 2024

by | Jun 25, 2024 | MAS Happenings

Happenings this Week

* ELO Public Star Party
* Observatory Training Schedules & Information

Public Star Party

Eagle Lake Observatory

June 29 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Featured Speaker: Laura Hammerbeck

Presentation Title: Exploding Stars!

Never seen an exploding star? This year, you have a chance! T. Coronae Borealis, predicted to erupt soon, is a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s a recurrent nova, and people around the world will be able to see it themselves. Why does this happen, and when? Where should you look? Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Laura Hammerbeck on an exploration of nova, supernova and even kilonova. Explosions in space…what could be more fun?

For more information click the button below.

ELO Public Star Party

Observatory Training Calendar

Eagle Lake Observatory

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

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

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

June 29
July 27
October 5 (before MAS Mini Messier Marathon – 4M)

NOTE: These are Saturday dates with Friday backup – weather permitting

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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