Announcements

  • Reminder for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2018-06-23 posted about 2 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Green Lake Public Star Party (outreach event) is scheduled for Jun 23, 2018, 09:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party

    Event on 2018-06-16 posted 2 months ago

    Updated times and rules reminder for the Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party on June 16th.

    To give visual observers better night vision adaption and astroimagers better data collection conditions we must all do better at limiting light in the park. Therefore, we are going to close the park gate at 9:45 pm and keep the gate closed until 12:00 midnight. If you arrive after 9:45, you must park outside the gate. If you wish to leave before midnight, you must park outside the gate.

    A valid Washington State Discover Pass must be displayed to park inside the gate.

    To preserve visual observers’ night vision, your computer screens, tablets and phones must have a red/amber cover. Laser pointers are not allowed as they can negatively impact astrophotography. All interior car lights should be off or covered.

    To minimize light impact on the astronomers who enjoy staying past midnight, when you first arrive, back into a parking space or park where you can pull out straight ahead. This will help limit the amount of light your car will create when you leave at midnight.

    If you are leaving at midnight, please use only red light as you pack up your gear. Be ready to leave at midnight. We will open the gate from 12:00 to 12:10 and then reclose the gate. This will minimize the light impact on those staying in the park.

    Thanks for your cooperation and courtesy to your fellow association members.

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2018-06-12 posted 2 months ago

    This is just another friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Jun 12, 2018, 07:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

    Topic: Easy Imaging with a Raspberry Pi

    Stephanie Anderson will discuss her use of a Raspberry Pi and the KStars/Ekos software to run an Astrophotography rig.

    Afterward, there will be a general group discussion to help members get ready for the upcoming imaging season. The weather is getting better in Seattle and it is time to make sure your rig is ready to run!

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2018-06-12 posted 2 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Jun 12, 2018, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

    Topic: Easy Imaging with a Raspberry Pi

    Stephanie Anderson will discuss her use of a Raspberry Pi and the KStars/Ekos software to run an Astrophotography rig.

    Afterward, there will be a general group discussion to help members get ready for the upcoming imaging season. The weather is getting better in Seattle and it is time to make sure your rig is ready to run!

     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Cancellation for Third Quarter Moon Members-Only Star Party

    Event on 2018-06-09 posted 2 months ago

    This Third Quarter Moon Members-Only Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Jun 09, 2018, 10:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather. Just to remind, we have our new moon Star Party next weekend, i look forward to potentially seeing every there!

    Dan Knight