Green Lake Public Star Party

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Open to Public

Type: Star Party

Keywords: Green Lake Star Party Outreach

Held on: Aug 02, 2014 (Sat) at 09:00 PM to Aug 02, 2014 (Sat) at 11:00 PM

Sunset Times:

  • Official at 08:42 PM
  • Civil at 09:18 PM
  • Nautical at 10:04 PM
  • Astronomical at 11:00 PM

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Event Coordinator: Mary Anderson

The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!


Latitude 47.68088, Longitude -122.341411


Attendance was difficult to estimate because groups of people were constantly arriving, viewing through the telescopes, and then leaving.  Since there were two refractors (one 4" and one 2.5") and four Newtonian reflectors available, many people went  from one telescope to another, apparently enjoying comparison of the view through the different telescopes.  Also, it appeared that most participants were using cell phones with astronomy apps.  As they located various points of interest in the sky via the apps, they were asking questions about objects and especially the Summer Triangle asterism.  There was special interest in Deneb, Altair, and Vega, the Summer Triangle stars with magnitudes that made them standouts that night among the other stars visible from Seattle. 


Number of Supporters: 6

Number of Attendees: 100

Number of Telescopes: 6

Duration (hours): 3.0



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