Memphis Astronomical Society

Memphis Clear Sky Clock

M.A.S. Email Groups

The M.A.S. is currently switching our email distribution lists to a program called Constant Contact. We maintain two lists:

General M.A.S. Information including our monthly news letter, The Meteorwrite

M.A.S. Observing List - for "Go/No Go" notifications of planned observing sessions

The old Google Group email distribution will be retired and phased out. You will be contacted about which email lists you would like to continue to recieve.

If you would like to be included on one or both of these email distribution lists, please send an email to ""

M.A.S. News Letter

M.A.S. Books

M.A.S. Awards Programs

Basic Observing Award - This basic program of reading and observation will give you a working knowledge of the sky. No equipment purchase is necessary for any requirement. See the table below for a link to more details

The Messier Observing Awards - One award is offered for observing 80 of the objects in this catalog, another is offered for observing the remaining. See the links in the table below for instructions and record forms.

The Variable Star Award - The only science in which amateurs can still make a genuine contribution is astronomy. One of the most valuable contributions an amateur can make is the observation of variable stars. See additional information in the links located in the table below.

Member forms and other documents

New Scope Help

Adobe Reader (.pdf)

Observing Record form

Adobe Reader (.pdf)

Basic Observing Awards

Adobe Reader (.pdf)

Messier Observation Record & Instructions

Adobe Reader (.pdf)

Messier Marathon Observing List

Adobe Reader (.pdf)


Variable Star Observing Instructions Adobe Reader (.pdf)
General Meeting Map Adobe Reader (.pdf)
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