Star Parties

The SAS organizes monthly star parties at Green Lake and Paramount Park which are free and open to the public. People of all ages and background, including children, are welcome. These events offer to all the opportunity for telescopic viewing of sky objects as well as educational interaction of experienced, knowledgeable astronomers with each other and with participants who may have limited or minimal understanding of astronomy. A typical star party gathering features observing through at least two or more different types of telescopes provided by SAS members along with the opportunity to ask questions, to discuss the observation process, and to learn about many astronomical topics: solar system objects, deep space objects, constellations, types of telescopes, and any other topic of interest.

These star parties are scheduled each month for the Saturday evening closest to the first quarter moon, but the time for beginning each star party varies due to seasonal changes in sunset times. Also, if weather turns out to be unfavorable for observing, a cancellation notice for the affected star party will be posted here on the SAS site home page and in the Through the Clouds SAS forum at least two hours before the scheduled time for the event. Anyone planning to attend a star party should always check these sites for possible notice of cancellation before traveling to a star party site. And even if the weather seems ideal, bringing a warm coat and possibly a warm drink is always a good idea.

Come and share the
excitement & reward of
astronomical discovery

 

The SAS also schedules star parties that are open only to SAS members. But SAS welcomes to the public star parties all who are curious about astronomy and interested in sharing the excitement and reward of astronomical discovery!

Star Party Dates & Times

Please see maps and directions for more information on the exact location of these star parties and how to get to them.

Please follow us on Twitter at @SeattleAstroSoc to get up-to-minute information of the star parties.

Open-to-All

  • OCT
    03

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Oct 03, 2014 (Fri) at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars! Please note that the star party is now scheduled for Friday night.

  • OCT
    04

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Oct 04, 2014 (Sat) at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • NOV
    01

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Nov 01, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • NOV
    28

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Nov 28, 2014 (Fri) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!

  • NOV
    29

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Nov 29, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • DEC
    26

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Dec 26, 2014 (Fri) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!

  • DEC
    27

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Dec 27, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • MAR
    21

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Mar 21, 2015 (Sat) at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Open to the SAS members only.

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. We stargaze at the parking lot to the SouthWest of the Park.

SAS-Members-Only

SAS-members-only star parties, currently held at Snoqualmie Point Park, are not open to the public.

These star parties are scheduled to take place east of Seattle on the one Saturday of each month which is during or closest to the time of the new moon. SAS members may plan attendance at these star parties by checking the calendar or list of events below for the Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party dates and times.

SAS-members-only star parties for the next 6 months are as follows:

  • OCT
    25

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Oct 25, 2014 (Sat) at 09:00 PM SAS-Members Only

    Open to the SAS members only.

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. We stargaze at the parking lot to the SouthWest of the Park.

  • NOV
    22

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Nov 22, 2014 (Sat) at 07:00 PM SAS-Members Only

    Open to the SAS members only.

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. We stargaze at the parking lot to the SouthWest of the Park.

  • DEC
    20

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Dec 20, 2014 (Sat) at 07:00 PM SAS-Members Only

    Open to the SAS members only.

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. We stargaze at the parking lot to the SouthWest of the Park.

  • FEB
    21

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Feb 21, 2015 (Sat) at 07:00 PM SAS-Members Only

    Open to the SAS members only.

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. We stargaze at the parking lot to the SouthWest of the Park.

Outreach

Outreach star parties are hosted by SAS, and are specifically geared toward introducing the general public to astronomy.

  • OCT
    03

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Oct 03, 2014 (Fri) at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars! Please note that the star party is now scheduled for Friday night.

  • OCT
    04

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Oct 04, 2014 (Sat) at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • NOV
    01

    Green Lake Star Party

    Nov 01, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us for an evening of observing the universe.

  • NOV
    01

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Nov 01, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • NOV
    28

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Nov 28, 2014 (Fri) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!

  • NOV
    29

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Nov 29, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • DEC
    26

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Dec 26, 2014 (Fri) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS holds public outreach events once a month at Green Lake, south of the Bathhouse Theater. Come join us and enjoy the stars!

  • DEC
    27

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Dec 27, 2014 (Sat) at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.