MAS Happenings – May 28 2024

by | May 28, 2024 | MAS Happenings

Happenings this Week

* ELO Public Star Party
* BSIG Observing Session
* Observatory Training Schedules & Information

Eagle Lake Observatory
Public Star Party

Saturday, June 1st: 7 pm – 10 pm CDT

Speaker: Matt Dunham
Topic:  Basics of How Different Telescopes Work

Summary: An overview of the most common types of telescope optics and mounts in simple terms with examples at the observatory, including pros and cons and help in selecting the right telescope for the intended uses.

ELO Keyholder volunteers should sign up on the Eagle Lake Observatory Keyholders 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

BSIG – Beginner’s Observing Session
at Metcalf Field (Rescheduled)

June 1st: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm CDT

Members are always welcome to bring their telescopes and share their knowledge.

For more information see the link below.

BSIG Observing Session

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

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 – Rescheduled to June 1st. Click the button below for more information
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 8 (before Virgo Venture)
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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