• Call For Volunteers for Nathan Hale High School Star Party

    Event on 2013-10-09 posted about 5 years ago

    This is an ORBIT event seeking the volunteer assistance of interested amatuer astronomers.  The below are the learning objectives.  Note, you will be working with the assistance of participating astronomers.

    1. Students are to become familiar with the observing equipment provided, i.e. types of telescopes & binocular.
    2. Students are to make observations of the Moon in order to compare current phase to phases observed on other nights and to detect a pattern.
    3. Students are to become proficient in use of star charts including Skymaps (October).
    4. Students are to attempt to locate asterisms & constellations including the Summer Triangle, the Big Dipper & the Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Bootes, Hercules, Pegasus and Andromeda.
    5. Students are to be able to find these 1st & 2nd magnitude stars in the sky: Polaris, Arcturus, Deneb, Vega and Altair.
    6. If viewing condition and time of night permit, students will learn to "star hop" with binoculars and view the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, the Pleiades, M45 and the Coat Hanger and view them through a telescope.
    7. Students will observe stars of different colors, star clusters, binary/double stars and nebulae. Participating amateur astronomers should be prepared to provide assistance for one or more of the learning objectives above.

  • Leave Us a Comment

    posted over 5 years ago

    Did you know you can comment any of our events or activities?  It is great way to share your ideas with other SAS members.  You can see all comments at

  • Indicate Your Interest

    posted over 5 years ago

    Did you know you can indicate your interest to participate or volunteer for an event or activity?  You can!  If you are signed in you will see a link, I am interested!, at the bottom of the page for an event or activity, which you can click to then indicate how you are interested.

    You can also see everything you have an interest in from your member's profile.  Click on the blue tab and then click on the left-hand navigation labeled Interests.

  • Come and Join us! for Goldendale Star Party

    posted over 5 years ago

    The SAS is hosting a members-only annual star party at Brooks Memorial State Park, 12 miles north of Goldendale, WA. this September 5, 6, and 7th.

  • Changes to SAS Board

    posted over 5 years ago

    The SAS Board welcomes Webmaster Ward Vuillemot, who has accepted a position on the SAS Board as a Trustee, effective immediately.  Sorin has resigned his position on the SAS Board because he is moving out of state.  We thank Sorin for his service and wish him well.