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 Click on me to see what's happing around town related to astronomy.

Be sure and look at the Calendar to see what's up this month.

Other Upcoming local Star Parties

Sept 18-21 - Great Lakes Stargaze (Gladwin, MI)

Sept 26-28  -  Astrofest (Starved Rock, IL)

Sept 26-28  -  Illinois Dark Skies Star Party (Springfield, IL)

Officers elected June 2014

MAS Officers and Volunteers for 2014/2015

President Chuck Bueter Vice President Eric Sorensen
Treasurer Dan Smith Secretary Ruth Craft
Members-At-Large Steve Accuosti ALCOR Rep Dan Smith
Volunteer Positions      
Web Master Paul Surowiec News Letter Aaron McNeely

 

Thanks to everyone on the success of our 6th Star Party.

Nov. 18th, 2013: The "Michiana Astronomical Society" organization has been dissolved and then reformed as

 "Michiana Astronomical Society Inc." a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

Thanks to our our 2014 Star Party sponsors for their generous contributions.

     

    

Linda Marks and Steve Accuosti

Pauls72's MSP5 album on Photobucket

 

You can participate too!!!

The GLOBE at Night program is underway now while the moon is out of the way. It's simple to participate by merely comparing your backyard view of Orion with six star charts of Orion and submitting your observation online. This is the first of five shared opportunities this winter and spring

http://www.nightwise.org/blog/measure-sky-darkness/

 

We have migrated our MAS news/email group from Yahoo to Google.    

If you you are interested in our MAS Google group and sign up.

http://groups.google.com/group/MAS-Astro

 

 

 

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About Us

The Michiana Astronomical Society, founded in 1974, is a group of individuals from the South Bend/Mishawaka area who share a common interest in astronomy. Our meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the  Mishawaka Public Library. Meetings are held in the Lions room. The meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. For our extraterrestrial visitors that's: Latitude 41.6608 North, Longitude 86.1783 West

During the warmer months, the Michiana Astronomical Society presents star parties. These star parties are a wonderful way of introducing the joy and wonders of astronomy to you and/or your family. At each star party there is an opportunity to ask questions and view the sky through various telescopes.

Members also meet monthly on the weekend before the new Moon at one of our group's dark sky observing sites.  These dark, moonless nights and remote locations provide a great opportunity to observe dim celestial wonders such as galaxies, nebula and star clusters.

If you are interested in learning more about our group, please join us at one of our monthly meetings or contact us. Our address is:

Michiana Astronomical Society
PO Box 262
South Bend, Indiana 46624

If you are interested in joining, our membership fees are:

Membership Fees

Associate $15.00
Student 12.00
Senior 12.00
Family 20.00

MAS Application Form

 

Officers elected June 2014:

MAS Officers and Volunteers for 2014/2015

President Chuck Bueter Vice President Eric Sorensen
Treasurer Dan Smith Secretary Ruth Craft
Members-At-Large Steve Accuosti ALCOR Rep Dan Smith
Volunteer Positions      
Web Master Paul Surowiec News Letter Aaron McNeely

 

News Letters

Attached at links to our recent news letters. Adobe pdf reader is required to view them and can be found here.

Our society also hosts a newsgroup at Google.  The newsgroup is another way to contact society members, join in discussions and to find out about upcoming events.  Use the form below if you would like to be added to our newsgroup. 

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Last Edited on August 27, 2014

We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductable.