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Thinking of buying a
telescope? Or have a telescope that hasn't been used in awhile?
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the
Astronomical Society (MAS) will host a Telescope Clinic from 10:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at the State
Theater in downtown South Bend. There you can meet one-on-one with
practicing amateur astronomers who will listen to what your observing
expectations and interests are, show you examples of multiple types of
telescopes, and guide you in making your next telescope purchase with
confidence. If you already own a telescope but are not comfortable
using it, bring the scope, manual, and all parts to the Telescope Clinic for
a tune-up, for instruction, or simply for encouragement. The MAS folks
may have a few quick tips that will turn your attic denizen into a renewed
Nov. 18th, 2013: The "Michiana
Astronomical Society" organization has been dissolved and then reformed
"Michiana Astronomical Society
Inc." a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
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
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.
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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:
Officers elected August 2012:
Attached at links to our recent news letters. Adobe pdf reader is required
to view them and can be found