Michiana  Astronomical  Society


The Michiana Astronomical Society is an Astronomy club based in the South Bend/Mishawaka Indiana area. We meet in the third Thursday of the month. Meeting take place a new location the Centre branch of the South Bend library located at 1150 E Kern Road South Bend, IN 46614.

Important News

 June 2015 - Results of MAS elections, our new officers are:

Eric Sorensen - President

Bruce Miller - Vice President

Ruth Craft - Secretary

Dan Smith - Treasurer

Jim Hopkins - Member at Large

Many thanks to our previous officers and their service to the Michiana Astronomical Society, it members and the community.

Not the best of weather for MSP7, but a few hours of decent viewing. Below are pictures from MSP7.

Pauls72's MSP7 album on Photobucket

If you have come here looking for information on the MAS7 Star Party, you have come to the right place. It can be found on the MSP7 page. You can also find the information located on our presidents web site Nightwise.

Earthbound Events

August 2015 - Meeting will take place on Thursday August 20th at a new location the Centre branch of the South Bend library located at 1150 E Kern Road South Bend, IN 46614

Please note this is a new day and a new location.

Summer Solstice in South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A. is on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:39 PM EDT (Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 16:39 UTC)

Time for a Star Party - Read Chucks blog about what goes on at a Star Party .

Space Events

Perseids  Meteor shower - July 23 to August 22 with the Maximum being August 12th and 13th.  For more info. click here:  Perseids Meteor Shower

Summer Blue Moon - July 31st (Blue Moon is the second full moon of the month.)

Saturn - Visible in the southwest sky in the early evening in August.

Mars and Venus - Visible in the eastern sky in the early moring towards the end of August.

Full Moon - July 2nd, July 31st, August 29th, September 28th, October 27th, November 25th, December 25th

New Moon - July 16th, August 14th, September 13th, October 13th, November 11th, December 11th

   NASA reported the New Horizons spacecraft began its approach phase to Pluto, which will result in the first flyby of the "dwarf planet" on July 14, 2015.
Time until
New Horizons reaches it's closest approach to Pluto.     

          New Horizions has passed Pluto and will be sending images and data of Pluto back for the next several years.

Can you find these galaxies in the sky? 

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