Messier Marathon

Cherry Grove Observatory 8485 520th Street, Kenyon, MN

MESSIER MARATHON A Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters). The first MAS Messier Marathon was held […]

Virgo Venture

Cherry Grove Observatory 8485 520th Street, Kenyon, MN

Virgo Venture The MAS ”Virgo Venture” is a star party dedicated to observing many of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. The Venture is scheduled for the new moon weekend, usually one month after the Messier Marathon, when Virgo is in a prime viewing position. Friday is the primary night, with Saturday being the […]

Mini Messier Marathon

Cherry Grove Observatory 8485 520th Street, Kenyon, MN

Mini Messier Marathon The Mini Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night - but in the fall. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters). […]