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Sirius Astronomy


Sirius Astronomy is a BIPOC and multiracial community for SAS and the general public. If you identify as BIPOC or multiracial we hope you can join in sometime and help nurture this new community!

We hope to have 1-2 events a quarter ranging from general space discussions, outreach, fun gatherings, stargazing opportunities, and whatever ideas people want to share.

Please check in on our events and please email us at for more info or for finding ways to get involved! Please keep up to date on events by following our instagram.

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Sirius aims to spread the passion, beauty, and joy of Astronomy to the BIPOC community. We hope to build community with one another, build relationships with BIPOC leaders in astronomy, and ultimately provide outreach to BIPOC communities in our region.

Our tenets are:

1) Intention - to attract BIPOC community members of all ages through inspiring events that nurture a fun and safe space

2) Education - in the form of lectures, stargazing, and outreach with diverse communities


Why so Sirius?

Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, has been known by some as the rainbow star, as it often flickers with many shades of color. The colors truly shine when you spot Sirius low on the horizon.

Recent Sirius Astronomy Events

  • Previous Sirius Astronomy

  • JUN

    Sirius Astronomy Star Party & BBQ (NEW DATE FRI, JUNE 7th)

    Fri at 08:00 PM
    Open to Public

    *Open to all BIPOC and/or multiracial identifying peoples (This is the rescheduled date from 5/31) Please join us for some stargazing in South Seattle! We are attempting our first star party at Genesee Park on Friday, June 7th. Come check out deep sky targets through various telescopes and if the weather is nice we'll try and BBQ :) Please meet at 8 PM as it's easier to say hi in daylight. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for details. PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Hope to see you there and let us ... more

    15 days ago

    Sirius Astronomy Star Party & BBQ (NEW DATE FRI, JUNE 7th) starts soon!

    Sirius Astronomy Star Party & BBQ (NEW DATE FRI, JUNE 7th) starts shortly on Jun 07 (Fri) at 08:00 PM.

    2 attending
  • Next Sirius Astronomy

  • JUN

    Sirius Astronomy Telescopes 101

    Wed at 07:00 PM
    Open to Public

    Please join us in person in Ballard to learn some basics of telescopes! All experience levels are welcome to attend. Location details and registration coming shortly. Questions? Contact us

    1 attending