General Meetings Events

SKYGLOW Project

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Type: General Meetings

Held on: May 16, 2018 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to May 16, 2018 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Rayna C.T. Bauer

Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan will be speaking with attendees about light polution and their fight to reclaim the night sky. 

After a grueling three-year journey of over 150,000 miles and 3,000,000 pictures, the SKYGLOW Project, which tackles the most light polluted cities and pristine Dark-Sky preserves of North America, has been completed. A blend of images, stories, essays, anecdotal captions and astro-timelapse videos, the SKYGLOW book and videos explores the history and importance of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting spurring the rise of the phenomena known as Light Pollution, and the Dark-Sky Movement which is fighting back to reclaim the pristine night skies the Earth had enjoyed for billions of years. 

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  • MAY
    16

    SKYGLOW Project

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan will be speaking with attendees about light polution and their fight to reclaim the night sky. After a grueling three-year journey of over 150,000 miles and ... more

  • JUN
    20

    General Meeting

    Wed at 08:30 PM Open to Public

    Speaker to be announced.

  • JUL
    18

    General Meeting

    Wed at 08:30 PM Open to Public

    Speaker to be announced.

  • AUG
    15

    General Meeting

    Wed at 08:30 PM Open to Public

    Speaker to be announced.

  • SEP
    19

    General Meeting

    Wed at 08:30 PM Open to Public

    Speaker to be announced.

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  • APR
    18

    Oumuamua

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    In October of 2017, the Solar system received its first recorded visitor from another star system. This asteroid, named `Oumuamua, passed by the Sun and planets at a high rate of speed, giving astronomers ... more

  • MAR
    21

    Stephen Ruhl: Battle Point Astronomical Society's Edwin Ritchie Observatory

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    We welcome Stephen Ruhl from the Battle Point Astronomical Association, who will speak with attendees about the Edwin Ritchie Observatory, planetarium, and some of the other opporrtunities that their club ... more

  • FEB
    21

    Astronomy and Space Centered Education

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Nik Joshi, from Raisbeck Aviation High School, and Oliver Fraser, from the UW Astronomy department will be speaking with us about local astronomy and space centered education through the UW College in their ... more

  • DEC
    20

    The Galactic Context Model

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Michael Dempster is a retired science teacher formerly with the Olympia public schools. He will be presenting a new astronomy teaching and visualization tool of his own design, the Galactic Context Model. ... more

  • NOV
    15

    Peering through the Gravitational-Wave Window in to the Universe

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Recent detections of gravitational-wave signals by LIGO and VIRGO detectors from astrophysical sources have opened a new window in to the universe. UW Assistant Professor Krishna Venkateswara will discuss ... more