General Meetings Events

Mars Insight Update

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Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Mars Insight Space Science

Held on: Dec 19, 2018 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Dec 19, 2018 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Dave Cuomo, Pacific Science Center, Science Programs Manager

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

Event Coordinator: Rayna C.T. Bauer

We welcome Dave Cuomo, NASA Solar System Ambassadors and Pacific Science Center Planetarium Director, who will be speaking with attendees about recent results of the Mars Insight Mission. 

The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the Public. Prior to the General Meeting, SAS volunteer staff offer a welcome table from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. New member and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members. All attendees are welcome to stop by, have a cookie, and (if available) make a name tag to help everyone get to know you better. The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, followed by the lecture. 

Shown in date descending order.

  • FEB
    15

    Cassini's Grand Finale: Overview and Challenges

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    This year the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, nearing the end of usable life, will be sent on a daring Grand Finale that will include 22 passes between the inner D-ring and the top of the atmosphere. It is a ... more

  • DEC
    21

    LIGO and the Era of Multimessenger Astronomy

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first ever incident detection of gravitational waves on September 14, 2015, inaugurating gravitational wave astronomy as a new tool ... more

  • NOV
    16

    NEOWISE: Searching the Infrared Sky for Asteroids and Comets

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is undertaking an all-sky thermal infrared survey to both discover new near-Earth asteroids and comets, and characterize previously known ... more

  • OCT
    19

    Astrophotography Adventure in the Atacama

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Local astrophotographer Derek Culver will talk about his experiences imaging the sky from Chile's Atacama Desert, site of some of the world's biggest telescopes and best observing conditions.

  • SEP
    21

    How Habitable is the Nearby Planet Proxima b?

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    After years of searching, scientists have finally found a planet around our nearest star. In this talk UW astronomy graduate student Ethan Kruse will discuss how much we know about the planet right now, and ... more