About - MAS

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 Thursday of the month @ 7:00PM. Meetings take place at the Centre branch of the South Bend library located at 1150 E Kern Road South Bend, IN 46614. For our extraterrestrial visitors that's: Latitude 41.6071373 North, Longitude 86.3039644 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. We also perform outreach events to share astronomy with the local community.

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

Or email: info@michiana-astro.org

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

Membership Fees

Associate/Family $20.00
Student 15.00
Senior 15.00

Want to join, here is the application form:

Mission Statement:

To stimulate an interest in the science of astronomy in the community; to nurture an ongoing desire by members of the Michiana Astronomical Society to understand the cosmos and to provide opportunities for members of the Michiana Astronomical Society and local community to participate in the joy and beauty of the heavens above.

Officers elected June 2016:

MAS Officers and Volunteers for 2015/2016

President Bruce Miller Vice President Linda Marks
Treasurer Paul Surowiec Secretary Ruth Craft
Members-At-Large Matt Biekski ALCOR Rep Paul Surowiec
Volunteer Positions      
Web Master Paul Surowiec News Letter (Open)
Star Party Committee Ruth Craft Paul Surowiec Linda Marks
President Emeritus Chuck Bueter

Communicating with MAS

MAS Email:

Most of our club's communication is done through the Google groups email list server. If you you are interested in our MAS Google group you can sign up here:

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

SPAM and junk email is not welcome and users submitting them will be banned.

MAS on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/194314860621232/

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