MAS Happenings This Week

by | Jun 11, 2024 | MAS Happenings

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** * ELO Public Star Party
* BSIG Observing Session
* Observatory Training Schedules & Information
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** Public Star Party
Eagle Lake Observatory
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** June 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm CDT
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Join us at our outreach facility located in Carver County Baylor Regional Park, just 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America.

ELO Keyholder volunteers should sign up on the forum.
NOTE: Only ELO Keyholders will be able to use this
link (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=ba891c7307&e=c9c3899674) . Look for the Forum Post for 6/15 Public Star Party.

** Click the button below for more information about the Public Star Party.
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ELO Public Star Party (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=7b6b9b67ec&e=c9c3899674)

** BSIG Observing Session
Metcalf Field
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** June 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm CDT
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Are you new to MAS? Do you have a new telescope, but need some help setting it up? Join us for the Beginner’s Special Interest Group’s Observing Session. This is a free event, and open to all who want to learn!

** For more information click the button below.
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BSIG Observing Session (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=1de20615f0&e=c9c3899674)

** Observatory Training Calendar
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** Eagle Lake Observatory
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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
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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 (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=8db47aaebd&e=c9c3899674)

** Joseph J. Casby Observatory – All dates are tentative until confirmed
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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 (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=1c1c712a4f&e=c9c3899674)

** Cherry Grove Observatory
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June 14 – Imaging Rig Training – Limit of 4 people – Here’s the link (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=e851af4518&e=c9c3899674) to sign up.
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 (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=fd0c9ff5d9&e=c9c3899674)

** LLCC Training
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August 28
August 29
August 30
August 31
September 1
September 2

More information will be forthcoming on the LLCC Discussion Forum.
LLCC Discussions (mnastro.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a97dc6007f633601febf6002&id=0ff8728dc9&e=c9c3899674)