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Monthly SAS Meetings

Next General Meetings

  • FEB

    February General Meeting

    Wed at 07:00 PM
    Online   Open to Public

    This month's General Meeting will be held at the UW Planetarium. Andy Tzanidakis will be giving a special talk on "Searching for Mysterious Stellar Eclipses in the Milky Way:" 

    Abstract: The advent of modern all-sky observatories and surveys has led to a revolution in the way we classify different types of variables in the Milky Way. In my presentation, I will discuss the discovery of Gaia17bpp, an unusual star that currently holds the record for the longest recorded stellar eclipse. However, we still do not know what caused the disappearance of the Gaia17bpp star for a few years. I will also be sharing some exciting research that we are conducting at DiRAC Institute to search for other anomalous stars.

    Directions & Parking

    We’re located at the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE Pacific Hwy, in the University District. The planetarium is on the second floor of the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium in room A220 at the far end of the hall.

    The closest Gatehous to the planetarium is the West Gatehouse. After 4 p.m. and on Saturdays, parking costs a flat rate of $6.50* (*CPG parking is $13 after 4 p.m. and Saturdays).The closest drop-off locations near the planetarium are the 30 minute load/unload zones located on W Stevens Way NE. For information on disability parking see the disability parking webpage.

    23 attending

The next meeting will be held at 15th Ave NE and NE Pacific Hwy

Latitude 47.6529817, Longitude -122.3124887

Star Party Locations

Paramount Park Star Party

Paramount Park Star Parties are held in Shoreline, near the corner of NE 155th St and 8th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155.

Latitude 47.7402338, Longitude -122.3200539

Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

The Snoqualmie Point Park public Star Parties are held at the old winery at Snoqualmie Point Park just off I-90.

Latitude 47.510014, Longitude -121.841556

Driving Directions to Snoqualmie Point Park

The address for the park is 37580 Winery Rd, Snoqualmie, WA. If you are traveling Eastbound on I-90 from Seattle, take exit 27 toward Snoqualmie. The road Ts, take the right and go up the hill, this is Winery Rd. Stay on this Road until you come to the end where there is a road to the right and straight ahead. The park is straight ahead.

Covington Community Park Star Party

The Covington Community Park public Star Parties are held on the soccer fields on the west side of the park.

Latitude 47.386618, Longitude -122.105098

Driving Directions to Covington Community Park

The address for Covington Community Park is 17649 SE 240th St, Covington WA. If you are traveling by I-5 or 167 southbound, take WA Hwy 18 east bound, next take the exit for 256th St in Covington. At the first traffic circle take the 3rd exit and cross over the highway, at the second traffic circle take the 2nd exit continuing on SE 256th St. At the light take a right onto SE Wax Rd, at the stop sign continue straight onto 180th Ave SE, At the stop sign turn left onto SE 240th St, at the first left turn into the parking lot for the soccer field.

Bonney Lake Star Party

The Bonney Lake public Star Parties are held on the Football field at White River Early Learning Center (ELC) on the west side of the campus.

Latitude 47.150187, Longitude -122.064018

Driving Directions to White River Early Learning Center

The address for the White River Early Learning Center (ELC) is 27515 120th St E, Buckley, WA. If you are traveling by WA Hwy 167 southbound, take WA Hwy 410 east bound through Sumner and Bonney Lake. At the intersection for Mundy Loss Rd take a right. Go through the stop sign to the next traffic light, take a right onto 120th St E. Take the 3rd driveway to the right and head to the back of the school.

Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Members Only Star Party

These parties are only open to current SAS members. If you wish to attend, please join SAS.