Seattle Astronomical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting all aspects of amateur astronomy for the benefit of its members and the general public.

Recent Announcements

  • Through The Clouds

    posted about 1 month ago

    We are excited to let you know that SAS announcements such as this one will now be found, in addition to being found on ... more

  • New SAS Equipment Manager Needed!

    posted about 1 month ago

    The SAS needs a new Equipment Manager for the telescope library! This position only requires 1-3 hours of work per week and is a great way to access ... more

  • John Dobson - Sad News

    posted 3 months ago

    John Dobson, renowned sidewalk astronomer and inventor of the Dobsonian telescope, died January 15 at age 98.  The SAS mourns his passing. ... more

Upcoming Events

  • APR
    19

    New Members Orientation

    Apr 19, 2014 (Sat) at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    The April 19 meeting is full. To sign up for the June 7 meeting, please contact Mike Dole at orientation@seattleastro.org for registration and details about location.

  • APR
    26

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Apr 26, 2014 (Sat) at 08:00 PM SAS-Members Only

    Open to the SAS members only. Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. We stargaze at the parking lot to the SouthWest of the Park.

  • MAY
    03

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    May 03, 2014 (Sat) at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!

  • MAY
    03

    Paramount Park Star Party

    May 03, 2014 (Sat) at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • MAY
    11

    Board Meeting

    May 11, 2014 (Sun) at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    May Board Meeing.

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posted about 1 month ago

For How the Milky Way was Formed, Ward Vuillemot Ward Vuillemot wrote:

I just realized I will be out-of-town for this event.  I am very, very disappointed.  I hope someone takes copious notes! :)

posted about 1 month ago

For How the Milky Way was Formed, Ward Vuillemot Ward Vuillemot wrote:

I am super, uber stoked for this tonight. I cannot wait to hear Matt M. present!

posted about 1 month ago

For Paramount Park Star Party, Ward Vuillemot Ward Vuillemot wrote:

Weather permitting the Paramount Park Star Party will be held Saturday, March 8th starting at dusk. Come out and see what's up or better yet bring a scope and join us. Either way you'll have a great time. See you there. 

posted 3 months ago

For Paramount Park Star Party, Mike Langley Mike  Langley wrote:

Due to unfavorabe weather conditions the Paramount Park Star Party scheduled for Saturday, January 11th is canceled. 

posted 5 months ago

For Habitable Worlds and Life in the Cosmos, Ward Vuillemot Ward Vuillemot wrote:

I am super stoked for this talk!  I am always amazed how much our understanding of the universe and what is possible, both with regards to physics and biology, has changed in the past 10-20 years since I was in high school.  It is very humbling.

posted 8 months ago

I will have a few announcements before the videos, and plan to use our new web site as part of the process.  This would be a good opportunity to show some new features of the site and answer questions.

posted 8 months ago

I have always enjoyed watching Alexei F. at home; it will be fun to see him on the "big screen" together with the rest of SAS.

posted 10 months ago

For Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party, Pratik Shah Pratik Shah wrote:
Hello, I am a new member and interested in attending this star party. I am just wondering if there are any plans to carpool from Seattle. Looking forward to meeting you all!

posted 11 months ago

I am sorry I missed it.  I hear you did a great job, Sorin.

posted 12 months ago

Ward Vuillemot Ward Vuillemot wrote:

I am so excited to learn what I will not say!