Meetings

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 meeting locations.


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 a meeting. 


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 building session
  • 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