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April 21st MAS Meeting
Justin Crepp will share his research (including the hunt for habitable
exoplanets around nearby red dwarf stars).
April 18th -
Watch at Cleveland Elementary School 6:15-9:45PM map
April 15th - Tax Day Lunar Eclipse
MAS #6 set.
May 30-June 1
2014 Michiana Star Party at Dr. T.K. Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI.
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Kronos Quartet production of Sun Rings
Plasma waves detected by the Voyager spacecraft have inspired a pairing
of the sounds of space and the live music of the Kronos Quartet. Michiana
Astronomical Society Inc. (MAS) is partnering with the DeBartolo
Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame for the Kronos Quartet production
on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The NASA Art
Program contacted Kronos Quartet to incorporate the characteristics of
the plasma—hot gas stripped of its constituent electrically charged
particles that propagate through space in waves—into a stirring
musical and visual interpretation. Details of the project are at
Preceding the 7:30 p.m. concert, MAS members will be in the south lobby
of Leighton Hall to share the local astronomy opportunities with
visitors. The Michiana Astronomical Society (
is the region’s leading organization for astronomy outreach and
telescopic observing. Weather permitting, telescopes outside will
target celestial highlights like Jupiter and its Galilean moons, the
Orion Nebula, and the star-studded Milky Way arching high overhead.
Tickets can be purchased online at
MAS members and their respective guest can each receive a reduced
rate by first submitting the offer code that was emailed to dues-paying
If you did not receive the offer code, or if you want to staff a table
or telescope at the DeBartolo Center that evening, please contact Chuck
Bueter at bueter(AT)
@ Eric's - Date Feb. 16th @ 3:00PM
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2014 MAS Membership
Dues where due in January.
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.
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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