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The Minnesota Astronomical Society has been sharing the joys of amateur astronomy with the public and our dedicated membership since 1972.
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MAS Happenings Weekly Newsletter

Find out the latest information about the activities of the MAS.

MAS 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...

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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 have pictures to share send them to...

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MAS Happenings – May 28 2024

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,...

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the Society

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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More than 50 years later, we continue to create camaraderie among all people and explore the universe through mutual interest in astronomy. To see more video content from the Minnesota Astronomical Society, visit our YouTube channel.

Monthly Meetings

Camping With The Stars

Public Star Party at ELO

Long Lake Conservation Center

JJ Casby Observatory

Astronomy Day

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.