MASA holds a club meeting each month.
Currently, the meetings are being held on the first Thursday of the
month from 7:00pm until about 8:45pm. Meetings are typically held
at various metro area public libraries OR at the Jackson Middle
School Observatory in Champlin. All MASA members are
encouraged to attend the meetings whenever possible. Visitors
and prospective members are always welcome, too! See the
Events page for the latest schedule and
Each meeting typically starts with a brief
discussion of club business, then rocket news & gossip, a
technical or informational presentation or a group building session,
and member show-and-tell. We are always looking for ideas and
topics to make the meetings fun and interesting. If you have
an idea, please let us know!
In July, we hold a club picnic instead of having a
meeting. In December, we hold a club holiday party instead of
Occasionally, a meeting may be held in a special
location for a tour or unique event.
In the past, MASA meetings
have included such events as:
Presentations about member's trips to such
rocket places as the Kennedy Space Center or events like NARAM.
"kit bash" rocket building sessions,
streamer duration rocket building sessions, boost glider
building sessions, egglofter building sessions, and a launch pad
Talks about parachutes, altitude measurement,
computer simulations, aviation and airspace, building tips &
techniques, reloadable rocket motors, high power rocket motors,
motor selection, etc.
A tour of a local wind tunnel testing laboratory
A tour of Ky "The Rocketman"
Michaelson's home & workshop