Green Lake Star Party

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Open to Public

Type: Star Party

Keywords: Star Party Outreach Public

Held on: Nov 21, 2015 (Sat) at 06:00 PM to Nov 21, 2015 (Sat) at 10:00 PM

Sunset Times:

  • Official at 04:26 PM
  • Civil at 05:00 PM
  • Nautical at 05:38 PM
  • Astronomical at 06:15 PM

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Join us at Green Lake on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of public observing and learning about the universe.

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Latitude 47.68088, Longitude -122.341411

Notes

Seattle's usually cloudy November skies cleared to allow a very unusual event: a November star party in normally cloudy Seattle, possibly the first November in Seattle star party in history!  Despite the freezing temperatures, the turnout for this star party was quite large at more than forty people.  A group of students from the Shoreline District as well as other individuals and families turned out to see the astronomical objects visible in the unusually clear skies.  Because the bright planets currently are rising in the early morning and were unavailable for this event, the gibbous moon and many binary stars were the primary objects of observation.  Two indefatigable and dedicated SAS astronomers braved the freezing temperature to make their telescopes available for public observation and to guide that observation.  Thanks to Mike and Pete for making this memorable event possible!

Summary

Number of Supporters: 4

Number of Attendees: 50

Number of Telescopes: 2

Duration (hours): 3.0

Announcements

posted about 2 years ago

Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that the Green Lake Star Party (star party event) is scheduled for Nov 21, 2015, 06:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

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