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How To Volunteer

Overview

The official mission of the SAS includes outreach as one of the main efforts of the organization. The goal of outreach is to share the observational, educational, and social aspects of amateur astronomy with the greater community.

There are many opportunities available members who would like to volunteer, such as virtual talks with schools and scout troops, and support at star parties.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email outreach@seattleastro.org or mark your interest below. We would love to have you on the team!

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Announcements

4 months ago

Guerilla/Sidewalk Astronomy

John Dobson created guerilla astronomy. He would take his telescope out to the streets of San Francisco, point it at the moon, and ask passers by if they want to look at the moon. He became famous for it and developing an expensive telescope we now call the Dobsonian. We have a couple of members that do sidewalk astronomy but we can always use more. This is a great way to introduce people to astronomy and the club. If you would like more information please contact Jon at education@seattleastro.org

4 months ago

Newsletter and Social Media Volunteer

Do you like making social media posts? Are you good at whipping up articles and love astronomy? Then Catie would love to have you help out with the publicity team. Contact her at publicity@seattleastro.org

4 months ago

Equipment Library volunteer

The equipment team is looking fro some volunteers to help with the library. If you are handy with tools and know your way around telescopes then reach out to Bob at equipment@seattleastro.org

4 months ago

Neighborhood Star Party Host

We are looking for members that want to share astronomy with your friends and neighbors. These are called Neighborhood star parties. The idea is you choose a night, invite friends and neighbors over for a fun get together, have the telescope setup, and show them some things in the night sky. Have neighbors bring a chair, blanket, snacks and sit out under the stars and just be neighborly. We will help get you setup and training is minimal. If you would like to start one of these please contact Jon at education@seattleastro.org

4 months ago

Star Field Complex Volunteer

Work on the new dark sky site will begin in May. We need volunteers who want to help clear rocks, help smooth out the telescope field, build pads, and generally help develop the site. We will also need a dedicated group of "Friends of the Star Field Complex", these are volunteers that help manage and maintain it. If either or both of these sound interesting to you then please reach out to starfieldcomplex@seattleastro.org

4 months ago

Star Party Volunteer

We put on up to 4 public star parties each month. We are in constant need of volunteers at our star parties to help direct peole, hand out flyers, and operate telescopes. If you like talking to people and showing them the night sky then you would be great for this. If you think you have a great place to have a star party at and would like to host we are always looking for more locations. Contact Jon at Education@seattleastro.org for more information.

almost 3 years ago

Girl Scout Badge Workshops

We are hosting Girl Scout Badge Workshops on an ongoing basis. We currently have high demand for these workshops so I'm looking for volunteers to present about various astronomy subjects. If you're interested in participating in a Girl Scout Workshop, please email Wendy at outreach@seattleastro.org

Interested Members

7 days ago

Julie Lollis Julie Lollis is planning on volunteering.

2 months ago

Hermann Pais Hermann Pais is planning on volunteering.

4 months ago

Anthony Vescio Anthony Vescio is planning on volunteering.

4 months ago

Cosmic Chef Cosmic Chef is planning on volunteering.

over 1 year ago

Bill ONeil Bill ONeil is planning on volunteering.

almost 2 years ago

kzlatkov kzlatkov is planning on volunteering.

almost 2 years ago

Nancy Cooper Nancy Cooper is planning on volunteering.

about 2 years ago

Crystal Kaya Crystal Kaya is planning on volunteering.

over 2 years ago

Kee Onn Fong Kee Onn Fong is planning on volunteering.

about 3 years ago

Alan Spurgeon Alan Spurgeon is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Jordie V. Neth Jordie V. Neth is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Douglas D. Hoople Douglas D. Hoople is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

David W. Ingram David W. Ingram is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Denis G. Janky Denis G. Janky is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Chris A. Karcher Chris A. Karcher is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Jerry Kuch Jerry  Kuch is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Peter N. Moore Peter N. Moore is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Preston Podaril Preston Podaril is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Ed Rosenbach Ed  Rosenbach is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Matt Woodward Matt  Woodward is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Rodney B. Ash Rodney B. Ash is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Curtis J. Elko Curtis J. Elko is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Andy Ermolli Andy  Ermolli is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Michael R. Goth Michael R. Goth is planning on volunteering.

over 10 years ago

Mark A. Folkerts Mark A. Folkerts is planning on volunteering.