MAS Happenings – March 12 2024

by | Mar 12, 2024 | MAS Happenings

Happenings this Week

* ELO Public Star Party
* CCESR Public Star Party
* Planets in the Park
* Observatory Training Schedule

Eagle Lake Observatory
Public Star Party

March 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm CDT

Join us for the first public star party of the season.

Special guest and NASA Solar System Ambassador Laura Hammerbeck will be giving a talk at 7 PM in the HotSpot classroom.

ELO Keyholder volunteers should sign up on the forum.
NOTE: Only ELO Keyholders will be able to use this link

Click the button below for more information about the Public Star Party.

ELO Public Star Party
Cedar Creek

Public Star Party at CCESR

Saturday, March 16:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The MAS is partnering with CCESR to have a public star party at their facility in Bethel, MN. Bring your telescope and join us.

More information at the link below.

Cedar Creek Public Star Party

Planets in the Park

Friday, March 15: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Pershing Field Park

Warmest winter star party ever. Planets in the Park, March 15, 7:30 PM, predicted to be among the warmest winter star parties in Minnesota history. Tour Urban Winter Sky in comfort!

MAS members, Bring telescopes to Pershing Field Park in Southwest Minneapolis to help urban families and beginners get their start in astronomy. Special guest astronomer Ben Huset.

Share the brilliant Winter Hexagon high in the south. Magnificent Orion. Orion’s belt pointing the way to the horns of Taurus the Bull and the lovely Pleiades. Huge bonus: planet Jupiter, with its moons, plus view sunrise on a waxing first quarter moon.

Extremely unusual opportunity to share Winter Astronomy on a 50° evening in March.

Pershing Athletic Field, 3523 W. 48th St., Minneapolis. Huge flat observing field, handicap accessible, off street parking. Park lights turned off by Director Heather Susag.

7:30 PM until 9 PM. Please share your telescope, any size, any level. No telescope needed.

For information contact Michael Kauper: 612-483-0298, mobile

Observatory Training Calendar

Eagle Lake Observatory

April 27 ———– Afternoon – Schedule 1
May 04 ———–  Evening  –  Schedule 2
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

More Info on ELO Training

Joseph J. Casby Observatory

March 30
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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