The Wonders of the Cosmos

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 – February 20 2024

Happenings this Week *New Member Orientation * BSIG February Presentation New Member Orientation Saturday, February 24, 2024 10 am to 12 pm Plymouth Public Library 15700 36th Ave. N., Plymouth , MN 55446 Rebecca Messer will be holding an in-person MAS Member Orientation Meeting. In this approximately two hour meeting we will introduce the leadership of the MAS, discuss public and member star...

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MAS Happenings – February 13 2024

Happenings this Week *Bell Museum Space Fest * Starry Skies North Star Party ** Candlelit Ski Event Cancelled** Bell Museum Space Fest Bell Museum is having their annual Space Fest event in February and the MAS is will be there! The hours of the event are: Friday February 16th:  Star Party kick-off from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday February 17th and 18th: 10 am - 4 pm The MAS has...

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MAS Happenings – February 6 2024

Happenings this Week *LLCC Member Request *2024 Budget Vote Results *February Gemini Link *Bell Museum Space Fest * Starry Skies North Star Party LLCC Member Request The LLCC Committee is looking for new members! After many years of great leadership and participation, a few long standing committee members have decided to step down.  We greatly appreciate Ken Hugill, John Marchetti and Jim...

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Upcoming MAS Public Events

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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.