Announcements

  • Reminder for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2017-11-25 posted about 1 month ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Green Lake Star Party (outreach event) is scheduled for Nov 25, 2017, 06:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

    REMINDER:  COMING SOON: NEW STAR PARTIES NOVEMBER 24 AND 25!

    SAS volunteers organize four public star parties each month: the ongoing historic events at Green Lake and Paramount Park in Seattle and now two new star parties at Covington Community Park and at the Green River Natural Resources Area in south King County. These free, public star parties are open to people of all ages and backgrounds, including children and families. The four events offer to all the opportunity for telescopic viewing of sky objects as well as educational interaction between experienced, knowledgeable astronomers and people who may have limited or minimal understanding of astronomy. A typical star party gathering features observing through at least two or more different types of telescopes provided by SAS volunteers along with the opportunity to ask questions, to discuss the observation process, and to learn about many astronomical topics: solar system objects, deep space objects, constellations, types of telescopes, and any other topic of interest.
     
    These star parties are scheduled each month for the Friday and Saturday evenings closest to the first quarter moon, with three star parties scheduled for Saturday evenings and one for Friday evenings. The time for beginning each star party varies due to seasonal changes in sunset times. Also, if weather turns out to be unfavorable for observing, a cancellation notice for the affected star party will be posted on the SAS site and in the Through the Clouds SAS forum. Anyone planning to attend a star party should prepare to bring warm clothing and should always check these sites for possible notice of cancellation before traveling to a star party, especially the south King County star parties. And check the SAS calendar for the future dates of all star parties but especially the new south King County events next scheduled for later this month on Nov. 24 and 25.

  • Reminder for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2017-10-28 posted about 2 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Paramount Park Star Party (outreach event) is scheduled for Oct 28, 2017, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for Green Lake Star Party

    Event on 2017-10-28 posted about 2 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Green Lake and Paramount Park Star Parties (outreach events) are scheduled for Oct 28, 2017, 07:00 PM. Please plan to come out and join us if the weather permits!  This early reminder is posted to call your attention to the date, next Saturday, October 28, 2017.  An incorrect date was originally posted on the Activities List for our Through the Clouds forum.  Please note this correction!  And check this Website and/or Through the Clouds for possible cancellation on Oct. 28 if weather is bad.

  • Cancellation for Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party

    Event on 2017-10-21 posted about 2 months ago

    This Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Oct 21, 2017, 08:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.  The next Members Only RMT SP is scheduled for Saturday, Nov 21, 2017. 

  • Reminder for Third Quarter Moon Star Party

    Event on 2017-10-14 posted 2 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Third Quarter Moon Star Party (star party event) is scheduled for Oct 14, 2017, 08:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

    Clear sky chart shows clearing at 9pm with average transparency and 4/5 seeing by 10pm.