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MAS Happenings – June 18 2024

Happenings this Week * BSIG Observing Session (Rescheduled) * Observatory Training Schedules & Information BSIG Observing Session Metcalf Field June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT Because of weather, we have rescheduled this event to June 22 at 8:00 pm.  Hope to see you there! For more information click the button below. BSIG Observing Session Observatory...

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MAS Happenings – June 11 2024

Happenings this Week * ELO Public Star Party * BSIG Observing Session * Observatory Training Schedules & Information Public Star Party Eagle Lake Observatory June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT 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...

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MAS Happenings – June 4 2024

Happenings this Week * June Monthly Meeting * Virgo Venture * June Gemini * Observatory Training Schedules & Information June Monthly Hybrid Meeting Thursday, June 6 @ 7 PM Join us at the AŊPÉTU TÉČA Education Center (formerly the Fairview Community Center) for this month's meeting. This meeting will feature your 2024 Total Eclipse pictures. If you...

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One of the largest, most-active amateur astronomy organizations in the U.S., the Minnesota Astronomical Society is stronger than ever, with 650+ members, countless events, and five unique observing sites.

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The Beginner’s Special Interest Group (B-SIG) breaks down everything you need to know, and everyone is welcome – whether you’re just getting started in exploring astronomy or you’ve been observing for years!



Don’t have a telescope? What to understand the details of stargazing in Minnesota? The MAS can help you get started – from purchasing and getting the most out of your equipment to learning the night skies. All you need is an interest in learning more.