Announcements

  • Impromptu Members Only Star Party at SPP for Impromptu Members Only Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-24 posted almost 4 years ago

    In an attempt to view and photograph SN2014j, I have sent out "last minute" notices to Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), city of Snoqualmie Parks and Snoqualmie Police that astro imagers will be present at the DNR Trailhead parking lot this evening. 
     
    This is only being advertised to Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) and Boeing Employees' Astronomical Society BEAS members and to the UW League of Astronomers.  So consider this an informal "members' only" event.
     
    We will set up equipment beginning about 5PM and astro imagers (not campers) are welcome until dawnSaturday morning.  
    This is a unique opportunity and it is imperative that we all demonstrate good citizenship and respect.  Please conduct yourselves accordingly, especially toward Snoqualmie law enforcement and any other DNR or Snoqualmie city employee we might meet.  Our societies' collective reputations are on display to these gracious folks.  
     
    I will be on site from 5 until midnight so please look me up and let me know you are there and that you are displaying a current Washington state Discovery Pass per the overriding DNR agreements.
     
    Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 
     
    David W. Ingram
    SAS / SPP Key master

  • John Dobson - Sad News

    posted almost 4 years ago

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

  • Reserve your spot now! for 2014 SAS Banquet

    Event on 2014-01-26 posted almost 4 years ago

    The 2014 SAS Banquet on January 26th is fast approaching and it’s time to make your reservation. As always we have an outstanding speaker. This year’s Banquet Speaker is Artist, Astronomer, and Night Sky Ambassador Tyler Nordgren, who will present his talk "Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in the National Parks".

    We want to see you at the Banquet!

  • Cancelled due to stormy weather for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-11 posted almost 4 years ago

    The Green Lake Star Party, scheduled for this Saturday evening, January 14, 2014, is canceled due to the stormy, unpredictable weather. 

  • Cancelled due to Weather for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-11 posted almost 4 years ago

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