MAS - Camping with the Stars
August 5, 2011 @ 12:00 am - August 7, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to the fourth annual Camping With the Stars taking place at the MAS Onan Observatory. Onan Observatory is located within Carver County Baylor Regional Park, about 45 minutes Southwest of Minneapolis, MN, 3 miles north of Norwood-Young America, MN.
The observatory is a handicap accessible, state-of-the-art facility with three robotic telescope platforms and a 20” reflecting telescope that are ready to show you the skies. Our three visual platforms include 14” and 16” Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes as well as numerous refractors. You can also sit back and enjoy live video of planets, star clusters, galaxies and nebula on the observatory imaging system. Enjoy a tour of the sky by one of our dedicated volunteers or bring your own telescope. There will be talks, prizes, solar viewing, and fun activities throughout the day and into the night.
Baylor Regional Park offers 50 camping sites. Thirty-five sites have water and electrical hookups and 15 sites are primitive. For the Camping with the Stars event, the park opens up additional campsites at the foot of the observatory where you can set up your own scope or take the short walk to view through some of the best amateur telescopes available. Other facilities include: picnic areas, showers, swimming beach, beach house, reservable picnic shelters, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, group camping area and horseshoe pits and an 18 hole disc golf course.
More details and registration info can be found on our Camping with the Stars webpage at www.mnastro.org/campwithstars/
Hope you can join us!!!
MAS V.P. & Onan