About the Minnesota Astronomical Society
Name of the organization:
Minnesota Astronomical Society.
'MAS' for abbreviated references, and refer to the group as 'the
Society' when referencing other than by name.]
This society is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and
scientific purposes. It seeks to create camaraderie among all
classes of people through mutual interest in astronomy. It
establishes and maintains observational and informational facilities for
the benefit of the membership and the community, and seeks to promote
membership and community knowledge about and involvement in astronomy
through lectures, celestial observing sessions, classes and other
As of December 2003 membership is approximately 450.
The MAS is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation.
The mailing address for the Society is:
Minnesota Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 14931
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Most MAS events, including star parties, are open to
the public. Please visit the 'Events' section of our site at www.mnastro.org/events
for a listing of upcoming events.
Please use one of the following texts when
desiring a summarized description of the MAS:
'The Minnesota Astronomical Society is one of the nation's
largest and most active organizations dedicated to amateur
astronomy. Membership is open to anyone. Information is
available via the web at http://www.mnastro.org.
E-mail inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice messages can be left at (952) 467-2426. Written requests for
more information may be directed to : Minnesota Astronomical Society P.O.
Box 14931 Minneapolis, MN 55414.'
'Since 1973, the Minnesota Astronomical Society has
supported the region's amateur astronomers by maintaining observing
facilities, providing opportunities to learn about astronomy, supporting
professional astronomy through research and outreach to the general
public. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in
astronomy. Information regarding the Society is available on the web
Voice messages may be left at (952) 467-2426.'
'The Minnesota Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt 501
(c) (3) organization based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.
Paul. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in
astronomy. Information is available on the web at http://www.mnastro.org,
or via a voice message request directed to (952) 467-2426.'
Media Relations Contact:
For more information regarding the society or to
arrange for expert commentary on astronomical topics, please
4717 Nord Circle
Bloomington, MN 55437