MN Astronomical Society - Metcalf Field
Visit the Minnesota Astronomical Society Web Site

Location: Metcalf Field - Afton

Metcalf Nature Center is a fenced-in lot located fifteen miles east of downtown St. Paul and six miles north of Afton State Park.  In spite of moderate light pollution from surrounding communities, it provides MAS members on the east side of the metropolitan area a convenient observing location. See website for more information.

Astronomy in Carver County
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Baylor Regional Park

Onan Observatory is one of the few places in Minnesota where Families can go to observe the moon, planets and stars. This website will provide you with information regarding Public Star Parties, camping with the stars and other events.There is no charge for Families to visit the Onan Observatory. Check this website for additional information and hours of operation.


Staring Lake Observatory
Visit the Eden Prairie Outdoor Center Web Site

Location: Staring Lake Observatory-Eden Prairie

Thanks to the Minnesota Astronomical Society, Eden Prairie is home to a 9-foot tall, 16-inch Cassegrain telescope, one of the largest in the state of Minnesota. Browse the Outdoor Center section of the Parks and Recreation Program Guide for information about upcoming Star Watch classes, or view the Observatory Events calendar. Get a chance to look through the telescope and learn more about gas giants, constellations and more.

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