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MAS Happenings – March 26 2024

Happenings this Week * ELO Public Star Party * Observatory Training Schedules Eagle Lake Observatory Public Star Party Saturday March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT In addition to our public star party we will also have a speaker at 7 PM in the HotSpot classroom. Featured Speaker: John Fisher Topic: What Are Stars Made Of? Summary: Join us in the classroom...

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MAS Happenings – March 19 2024

Happenings this Week * BSIG March Meeting * Observatory Training Schedule BSIG Winter Presentation Zoom Meeting Saturday March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT Featured Speaker:   Ahmed Reda Topic: The Golden Age of Medieval Islamic Astronomy – Part 2 .Synopsis:  A year ago, we discussed “The Golden Age of Medieval Islamic Astronomy”, journeying through...

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MAS Happenings – March 12 2024

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...

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