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Minnesota Astronomical Society

The Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) began in 1972, known at the time as the Twin Cities Astronomy Club. The MAS currently has five observing sites centered around the Twin Cities metro area. The Onan Observatory located in Baylor Regional Park, houses more than a dozen telescopes on four observing platforms available for use by our more than 400 members and public outreach. The observatory is open to the public and MAS members at scheduled times during the year. Onan public star parties are all-weather events, assuring the observatory will be open to visitors.

Other MAS Member sites include Metcalf Field and the Joseph J. Casby Observatory in the east metro area, Cherry Grove Observatory south of the Twin Cities and to the north, the Long Lake Conservation Center.

Club Contact Information
  Coordinators: Merle Hiltner
Ben Huset
Dave Falkner
  Contact Information: P.O. Box 14931
Minneapolis, MN 55414
  Contact Phone: 952-467-2426
Upcoming Events:
Sun 4/20/2014 - Tue 4/29/2014
Globe at Night: April
Tue 4/22/2014
12:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Lyrids Meteor Shower - Peak
Mon 5/5/2014
75th Anniversary of the McDonald Observatory
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