MAS News

Time for a Star Party

I encourage you to get out under the stars--literally, a vast canopy of stars--May 15-17 at the 2015 Michiana Star Party.

Regular Meeting-February 2015

February 16, 2015. General Meeting of MAS Inc. will not be held at the Mishawaka Public Library in the Lions Room. The Library will be closed Monday Feb. 16th, 2015 for Presidents Day (Washington's Birthday). The meeting will be held at the PHM Planetarium and Digital Video Theater at 7:00 p.m. It is located inside Bittersweet Elementary School, 55860 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Bargmeyer Reflects on Michiana Astronomy

Bob Bargmeyer recounts some of his experiences in Michiana as MAS celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Observational Astronomy Class-Spring 2015

MAS member Linda Marks will lead an observational astronomy class at the PHM Digital Video Theater in Spring 2015. Pre-registration required.

New MAS Website Debuts

MAS Inc. transitions to a new website.

MAS Inc. Deemed a 501(c)(3)

Michiana Astronomical Society Inc. (MAS) has been declared a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Science Alive!

February 7, 2015. The International Year of Light and the flyby of Pluto are featured at the 2015 Science Alive! at SJCPL.

Santa Parade

December 6, 2014. Learn how to buy a telescope at Eddy Street Commons event. MAS members will have scopes on site and answer your questions.



May 15th - May 17th - All Day
Michiana Astronomical Society Star Party 7
South Bend, IN
May 22nd 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
South Bend, IN, celebrates its 150th anniversary, including the First Midnight of 1865.
YMCA Camp Eberhart
Jul 12th - All Day
2015 AstroCamp welcomes kids during the flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft. Camp is week of July 12-18.

New Horizons Spacecraft visits Pluto


Time until New Horizons reaches it's closest approach to Pluto.

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Michiana Astronomical Society Inc. is a 501c(3) public charity. All contributions are tax deductible, as permitted by law.

Feb. 3rd - Full Moon

Feb. 18th - New Moon

Comet Lovejoy is a nice target again. It won't be with us much longer, so if you havn't seen it now id the time too.

There are a few minor meteor show worth trying to see during Feburary - Meteor Showers Online

 Feb. 8th - SpaceX will launch NOAA's DSCOVR (Solar Wind Monitoring Satellite) and once again try and land the first stage on a floating platform in the ocean. You can watch the launch live on NASA TV.