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MAS 2009 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 8th,2009 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Astro League Observing Programs & Obsevation Planning and Processing
Speakers: Greg Haubrich & Bill Kocken

Jan 15th,2009 Minnesota Planetarium Society, MAS, U of MN IYA Kick-Off
Jan 31st,2009 MAS New (and old) Member Orientation Session
Feb 5th, 2009MAS General Meeting
Topic: Approve MAS budget
Speaker : MAS Treas : Bob Benson
Feb 27-28th, 2009 Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
Feb 28th, 2009MAS Onan Work / Star Party
March 5th, 2009 MAS General Meeting
Topic : Eta Carinae
Speaker: Dr. Kris Davidson
Mar 6 - Mar 8th, 2009 Science Rm @ MarsCon 2009 Invasion
March 28th, 2009MAS's Messier Marathon
April 2nd, 2009MAS General Meeting
Topic: Gravitational Wave Search: LIGO
Speaker: U of MN Assistant Professor: Vuk Mandic

April 12th, 2009 MN Yuri's Night 2009 @ Minicon 44
April 18th, 2009 Onan Refresher Keyholder Training
April 27th, 2009 KTCA TV Spot
May 1st-2nd, 2009 MAS Astronomy Day
May 7th,2009 Alex Filippenko: Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe
May 30th, 2009Onan Star Party
June 4th, 2009MAS General Meeting
Topic: Dark Matter Dark Energy
Speaker : Roger Rusack
July 2nd, 2009MAS General Meeting
Topic: Observing our Dusty Universe
Speaker : Megan Krejny
July 24-26th, 2009Campout with the Stars
August 7th, 2009 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Adventures with a 6 ft Mirror Blank
Speaker : Bill Volna

August 14th, 2009Onan Star Party
Aug 21-22nd,2009 Northern Nights Star Fest
September 4th, 2009 MAS General Meeting
Topic: China's Solar Eclipse of 2009
Speakers : MAS Members Mike Kauper & Bill Glass
September 18th, 2009MAS Fall Mini-Messier Marathon at Cherry Grove
October 1st, 2009MAS General Meeting
Topic: Space Weather & Plasma Physics
Speaker: Professor Mark J. Engebretson
October 9th,2009 MAS Observes NASA's LCROSS Impact
October 22nd,2009 Joseph J. Casby Observatory Ground Breaking at Belwin Center
October 23rd-24th,2009 MAS Galilean Nights
October 26th,2009 Pouring the Foundation for the Casby Observatory
October 27th,2009 Building Casby Observatory Foundation Walls
November 3rd,2009 Casby Observatory Pier setting
November 5th, 2009 MAS General Meeting
Topic: Hunting Binary Asteroids
Speaker : Russ Durkee

November 17th,2009 Pouring Joseph J. Casby Observatory Floor
November 27th,2009 Building Joseph J. Casby Observatory Walls
December 3rd & 4th,2009 Building Joseph J. Casby Observatory Dome Support
December 3rd, 2009 MAS General Meeting
Topic: X-Ray Bursts from Neutron Stars in Binaries
Speaker :Laurens Keek
December 17th,2009 Building Joseph J. Casby Observatory Dome
December 21st,2009 More MAS's Building Joseph J. Casby Observatory Dome at Belwin Center

Non MAS events attended by MAS Members

Mar 6 - Mar 8th, 2009 Science Rm @ MarsCon 2009 Invasion
April 10th-12th, 2009Sci Rm @ MiniCon 44
May 2nd, 2009 CVAS Astronomy Day
Jun 22nd,2009 Minnesota Planetarium Society's Summer Solstice Celebration 2009
July 2nd-5th, 2009 CONvergence 2009 running Connie's Quantum Sandbox
July 11th,2009 Buzz Aldrin @ Mall of America
Aug 21-23rd,2009 NorthWoods Star Fest
October 6th,2009 2009 Misel Family Lecture SPEAKER: Helen Quinn Stanford University, SLAC

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2009 October
2009 August
2009 June
2009 April
2009 February

MAS Star Parties for: 2009

Date Event Start End Location Comment
02/13/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/14/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/20/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/21/2009 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/27/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
02/28/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/13/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/14/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/20/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/20/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/21/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
03/27/2009 Messier Marathon: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/27/2009 Messier Marathon: Onan Observatory 07:00 PM Dawn Baylor Regional Park Fair-weather event only.
03/27/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/28/2009 Messier Marathon: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
03/28/2009 Messier Marathon: Onan Observatory (alt.) 07:00 PM Dawn Baylor Regional Park Fair-weather event only.
04/03/2009 Onan Public Night: IYA 100 hrs of astronomy 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
04/04/2009 Onan Public Night: IYA 100 hrs of astronomy 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
04/17/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/17/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/18/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
04/18/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/24/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/24/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/25/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
04/25/2009 Star Party: LLCC 17:00   LLCC  
05/01/2009 Astronomy Day - Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
05/02/2009 Astronomy Day - Onan Observatory Public Star Party 12:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
05/15/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/15/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/16/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
05/22/2009 Virgo Venture Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/22/2009 Virgo Venture Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/23/2009 Virgo Venture Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/29/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
05/30/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
05/30/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/13/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
06/19/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/19/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/20/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/26/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/26/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/26/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
06/27/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
06/27/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/11/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
07/17/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/17/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/17/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/18/2009 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/18/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/24/2009 2nd annual Campout with the Stars 07:00 PM TBD Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
07/24/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/25/2009 2nd annual Campout with the Stars 12:00 PM TBD Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
07/25/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
07/26/2009 2nd annual Campout with the Stars 10:00 AM 02:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
08/08/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
08/14/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/14/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/15/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
08/21/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/21/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/22/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/28/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
08/29/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
08/29/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/11/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/11/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/12/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
09/12/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/18/2009 LLCC - Mini Messier Marathon Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/18/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (Mini Messier Marathon) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/19/2009 LLCC - Mini Messier Marathon Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/19/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Mini Messier Marathon alt Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/25/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
09/26/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
09/26/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/09/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/10/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
10/10/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/16/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/17/2009 Onan Reservation: Merle / Private Star Party 16:00   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America  
10/17/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
10/23/2009 IYA Galilean Nights, Onan Observatory Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
10/24/2009 IYA Galilean Nights, Onan Observatory Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 1st qtr)
11/06/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/07/2009 Onan Observatory Public Star Party 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Onan Observatory, Baylor Regional Park All weather event. (Moon 3rd qtr)
11/07/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/13/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/13/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/14/2009 Star Party: Cherry Grove (alt.) Dusk   Cherry Grove Observatory, South of Cannon Falls Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/20/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/20/2009 Star Party: LLCC Dusk   Long Lake Conservation Center, near Palisade, MN Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
11/21/2009 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/04/2009 Star Party: Metcalf Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/05/2009 Star Party: Metcalf (alt.) Dusk   Metcalf observing field, north of Afton Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/11/2009 Star Party: Baylor Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.
12/12/2009 Star Party: Baylor (alt.) Dusk   Baylor Regional Park, near Norwood-Young America Fair-weather event only. Canceled if cloudy.

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