General Meetings Events

Dawn of the Space Age

Lutz julie

Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Space Program Space Shuttles Moon Landing Space Flight History History Of Space

Held on: Nov 21, 2018 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Nov 21, 2018 (Wed) at 09:30 PM

Speaker: Dr. Julie Lutz

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

Event Coordinator: Rayna C.T. Bauer

We welcome Dr. Julie Lutz, from the Manastash Ridge Observatory and the University of Washington, who will be speaking with attendees about the dawn of the space age - everything from Chinese rockets through the end of the Apollo moon landing program.

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.

  • SEP
    17

    Age of Copernicus

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    How do we know about the history of our Solar System? Most of our knowledge about the timing of events comes from lunar samples collected by the Apollo missions. Some of the most important dates are ... more

  • AUG
    20

    Navigating the Celestial Sea at the Treworgy Planetarium

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Former planetarium supervisor and forever planetarian Jeff Dunn will discuss the joys and challenges of operating and maintaining a legacy planetarium. Additionally Jeff will share his experience working ... more

  • JUL
    16

    The Night Sky in 37,400 Exposures

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    In 2010, Seattle astrophotographer Nick Risinger set out traveling to dark sky sites around the world with the goal of creating the largest true color all-sky survey. After logging 60,000 miles and dozens ... more

  • JUN
    18

    A Decade in the Saturn System

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    On July 1, 2004, the Cassini spacecraft became the first manmade object to orbit the planet Saturn. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs looks back on Cassini's ten years of exciting discoveries and ... more

  • MAY
    21

    Astrophotography Basics

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Astronomy magazines and websites are full of incredible photos of the night sky taken by amateurs. Have you ever wondered how they captured these images? Astrophotographer and SAS member Andy Ermolli will ... more