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MAS 2008 Year in Review

Note: This does NOT list all the work parties, SIG meetings and other logistical events vital to keep this club going.

MAS Events

DateEvent
Jan 3rd,2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Visual Variable Star Observing Is Fun
Speaker: Ben Mullin

Feb 7th, 2008MAS General Meeting
Topic: Exploring Moon and Mars in Utah
Speaker : Ben Huset
March 6th, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic : Ongoing Monitoring of Classical Novae and
U of MN Outreach program Universe in the Park
Speaker: L. Andrew Helton
April 3rd, 2008MAS General Meeting
Topic: Viewing and Imaging in the SW USA
Speaker: David Siskind

April 12th, 2008 MN Yuri's Night 2008
May 1st, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: The Local Group of Galaxies: A Voyage Within Our Nearest Universe
Speaker : Sebastain Hildago
May 23rd, 2008MAS @ Belwin
May 9-10th, 2008 MAS Astronomy Day
June 5th, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Demonstrating mirror testing techniques
Speaker : Dale Eason
July 3rd, 2008MAS General Meeting
Topic: Onan Tour
July 12th, 2008Onan Public Night
Aug 1-3rd,2008 REI Campout with the Stars
August 7th, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Committee and Observing site reports,
"Contemporary Lab Experiences in Astronomy, an Overview of Available Software part 2" and a general discussion of MAS plans and goals.

Speaker : Various MAS Members and Ivan P.

August 9th, 2008Onan Public Night
September 4th, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: General discussion of MAS plans and goals
Speaker : MAS Members
September 19th, 2008CGO Committee Open meeting @ Cherry Grove Observatory
& LX-200 14inch install
October 2nd, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: First Look at Stardust's Comet Cargo
Speaker : Dr Robert Pepin
October 4th, 2008 Star Quest / Sputnik Day / World Space Week
October 25th, 2008 Onan Training / Star party
November 6th, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: The Vatican and Astronomy (video presentation)
Speaker : Br Guy Consolmagno

December 1st, 2008Moon, Venus & Jupiter
December 4th, 2008 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Numerical Simulations of AGN Jets
Speaker : Peter Mendygral

Non MAS events attended by MAS Members

Jan 31st, 2008 SETI Institute @ U of MN
Jan 26-27, 2008 US Gov (NASA) @ Mall of America
Feb 15-16th, 2008 Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
Feb 29 - Mar 2nd, 2008 MarsCon 2008 Press start to Continue
Feb 20th, 2008Lunar Eclipse @ Joe's
March 21-23th, 2008MiniCon 43 Digging Up the Future Sci Rm
March 14th-16th, 2008National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
April 14th,15th, 2008 Steve Squyres at Augsburg
May 3rd, 2008 CVAS Astronomy Day
May 25th, 2008 MN SFS's Phoenix-Landing-Party
July 3-6th, 2008 CONvergence 2008 Sci Rm
Aug 1-3rd,2008 NorthWoods Star Fest
Aug 12th,2008 Bob Cabana @ Minneapolis Library
Sept 1st, 2008 Space Jam 08
Sept 23rd, 2008 Edythe and Irving Misel Family Lecture Series
Finding the Big Bang
Speaker :P. James E. Peebles
Oct 11th, 2008 NASA Vision for Space Exploration Experience Trailer in MN
Nov 19, 2008 St. John's Luthern School Science & Invention Fair 2008
Nov 28, 2008 ISS / STS-126 Pass

Gemini Archives

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2008 April
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MAS Star Parties for: 2008

Date Event Start End Location Comment
02/08/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/09/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/22/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/23/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/29/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/29/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/01/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/01/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/07/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / Messier Marathon Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/08/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / Messier Marathon (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/14/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/15/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/28/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/28/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/29/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/29/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/04/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/04/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / Messier Marathon B-U Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/05/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/05/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/11/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/12/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/25/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/26/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/02/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / Virgo Venture Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/03/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / Virgo Venture (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/09/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/09/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/10/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/10/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/23/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/24/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/30/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/30/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/31/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/31/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/06/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/06/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/07/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/07/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
06/07/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/21/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
06/27/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/28/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/04/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/04/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/05/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/05/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/11/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/11/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/12/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/12/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
07/12/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/25/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/26/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
07/26/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/01/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/01/2008 REI / Astronomy Magazine: Campout with the Stars Noon Dawn Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event
08/02/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/02/2008 REI-Astronomy Magazine: Camping with the Stars 10:00 AM Dawn Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event
08/08/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/08/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/08/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/09/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/09/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
08/09/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/09/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/22/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/23/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
08/23/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/29/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/29/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / 4M Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/30/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/30/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove / 4M (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/05/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/05/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/06/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/06/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
09/06/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/20/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
09/26/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/26/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/27/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/27/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/03/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/03/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/04/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/04/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
10/04/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/18/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
10/24/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/24/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/25/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/25/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/31/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/31/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/01/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/01/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
11/01/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/08/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
11/21/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/21/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/22/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/22/2008 Onan Public Night 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park This is an all-weather event.
11/22/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/28/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/28/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/29/2008 LLCC Available for Member Use (alt.) Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/29/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/05/2008 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/06/2008 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf Nature Center near Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/19/2008 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/20/2008 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park near Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/26/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/27/2008 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory near Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.

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