2016 Banquet - The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017

Espenak4 3

Open to Public

Type: Banquet

Keywords: Great American Eclipse Fred Espenak Gsfc Eclipse Nasa

Held on: Jan 30, 2016 (Sat) at 05:00 PM to Jan 30, 2016 (Sat) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Fred Espenak

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle WA 98109

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

Banquet reservations are sold out. See you there for a great meal and a great talk about next year's "Big One" by the one and only....

Mr. Eclipse, himself, Fred Espenak will be our guest speaker at our 2016 Annual Banquet!

On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. Espenak will present a detailed preview of this exciting event with maps, photos and weather prospects along the eclipse path based on his recent book on the same subject. He will also share some of his eclipse experiences with us through photos and video. Find out what it's like to stand in the Moon's shadow and get ready for 2017!

Map

Latitude 47.6363799, Longitude -122.3420589

Notes

Speaker

"Mr. Eclipse" Fred Espenak

Fred Espenak is a retired NASA astrophysicist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center where he worked with infrared spectrometers to probe the atmospheres of the planets. He is also known as "Mr. Eclipse" because of his work on predicting and observing solar eclipses. He has written over a dozen books on eclipses including his most recent "Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21." Espenak also runs 3 web sites on eclipse prediction (www.EclipseWise.com), eclipse photography (www.MrEclipse.com) and astrophotography (www.AstroPixels.com). Over the past 45 years he has witnessed 26 total eclipses of the Sun. In 2003, the International Astronomical Union honored Espenak by naming asteroid 14120 after him. Espenak now lives in Portal, Arizona where he operates Bifrost Astronomical Observatory.

 

Location

We will be having this year's banquet at The Swedish Club in the Svea Room located on the main floor.

 Parking

FREE parking is available on the backside of the Swedish Club.

Agenda

  • 5PM – Happy Hour
  • 6PM – Buffet
    • Pork Loin
    • Salmon
    • Ravioli (vegetarian)
  • 7PM – Talk by Fred Espenak

Menu

Please note, the dinner is a buffet and includes:

  • Main
    • Pork Loin, with Sauerkraut
    • Salmon
    • Ravioli (vegetarian)
  • Sides
    • Scalloped Potatoes
    • Mixed Assorted Vegetables
    • Waldorf Fruit Salad
    • Bread
  • Dessert
    • Ice Cream with Raspberry or Strawberry Sauce
  • Coffee and Tea

Summary

Number of Supporters: 0

Number of Attendees: 88

Number of Telescopes: 0

Duration (hours): 4.0

Announcements

posted almost 2 years ago

Reservations Sold Out

Reservations are all sold out for the 2016 Banquet - The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017 (banquets event) is scheduled for Jan 30, 2016, 05:00 PM. See you there for a great meal and a great talk about next year's much-anticipated eclipse by Mr. Eclipse, himself, Fred Espenak!

posted almost 2 years ago

2016 Banquet: the Only January SAS Meeting (No Wednesday Meeting in January!)

Remember that the 2016 outstanding SAS Banquet will take the place of the general SAS meeting usually scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month except January.  Because the Banquet is the only SAS meeting for the general membership and public during January, there will be no January general SAS meeting on the third Wednesday at the UW this year or in any year.

posted about 2 years ago

Announcement

We are excited to announce that Mr. Eclipse, himself, Fred Espenak will be our guest speaker at our 2016 Annual Banquet! Check out our Facebook page for the event!

Comments

Please sign up to see member comments.

Interested Members

posted almost 2 years ago

Zongyao Mao Zongyao  Mao is planning on participating.

posted almost 2 years ago

Richard Richard is planning on participating.

posted almost 2 years ago

carleyphelan carleyphelan is planning on participating.