MAS Happenings – May 7 2024

by | May 7, 2024 | MAS Happenings

Happenings this Week

* Messier Marathon
* ELO Public Star Party
* MAS Orientation May 25th
* Observatory Training Schedules & Information

Messier Marathon objects

Messier Marathon

Cherry Grove Observatory

Saturday May 11 (Friday, May 10 – Backup)

Our annual search for Messier’s 110 objects takes place this weekend.

For more information and Go-No Go status click the link below.

Messier Marathon

Public Star Party
Eagle Lake Observatory

Saturday May 11: 7 – 10 PM

Featured Speaker: Sarah Devine

               Topic: Mars Update

Join us for the Public Star Party this Saturday. Sarah Devine will give a presentation on Mars, the planet we populated with robots. From their first flyby to today, what have we learned and what are we looking to do next?

Keyholders should sign up here.

For more information about the star party click the link below.

ELO Public 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

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 – 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

May 11 (before Messier Marathon)
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 available 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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