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Outreach

ORBIT stands for OutReach Builders Team. We are the outreach arm of the Seattle Astronomical Society.

The official mission of the SAS includes outreach as one of the main efforts of the organization. However, we recognize that not all astronomers are equally interested in outreach, and the ORBIT group was created so that we will communicate outreach-related matters only to those who are interested.

Celebrate National Astronomy Day Saturday, April 29, 2017!

Upcoming Outreach Events

The next meeting will be held at Covington Community Park

Latitude 47.3863567, Longitude -122.104975
  • OCT
    27

    Covington Community Park Star Party

    Fri at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Monthly public star parties are held at Covington Community Park, 17649 SE 240th Street, Covington, WA 98042. 

    Astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society, Boeing Employees' Astronomical Society, and Tacoma Astronomical Society will share telescope views of planets, stars, clusters, galaxies, and other celestial objects of the season.

    Dress warmly and bring a dim, red flashlight.  Print and bring your own copy of the current month star chart at <www.skymaps.com>

  • OCT
    28

    NASA@My Library International Observe the Moon Night...Day!

    Sat at 09:00 AM SAS Members Only

    Kickoff event for the NASA@ My Library grant the King County Library System recently received.

    We'd be grateful for some supplemental assistance from astronomers (amateur or othewise!) to chat with library patrons and answer questions as they interact with our tables of hands-on activities related to the moon.  We are also having a concurrent series of short portable planetarium shows, but in between shows patrons will be doing other activities--a great chance to talk to your experts.

    Display materials to supplement our own activities would also be very welcome (posters? models?), as well as any handouts on local activities families may do beyond our event to contiue exploring astronomy-related topics.

    Event description (2 sessions):

    9am-10:30am

    11am-1pm

     

  • OCT
    28

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Sat at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us for an evening of public observation of astronomical objects and learning about the universe. 

     

     

     

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  • OCT
    28

    Green Lake Star Party

    Sat at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us for an evening of public observation of astronomical objects and learning about the universe. 

  • NOV
    24

    Covington Community Park Star Party

    Fri at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Covington Parks & Recreation are sponsoring monthly evenings of observing interesting astronomical objects and learning about the universe. Astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society, Boeing Employees' Astronomical Society, and Tacoma Astronomical Society will share telescope views of planets, stars, clusters, galaxies, and other celestial objects of the season.

    Print and bring your own copy of the current month star chart at <www.skymaps.com>

    Covington Community Park:
    17649 SE 240th Street
    Covington, WA 98042

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