Announcements

  • SAS 2021 Board Nominations are Open

    posted 4 months ago

    The SAS Board elections are coming up in November. We, the nomination committee, are asking our members to consider volunteering to stand for one of the 7 positions. The Board will meet November 1st to assemble the slate of candidates. You are welcome to attend if you would like to get involved.

    Running a club like ours successfully requires a great deal of volunteer work, from organizing events and star parties, lining up speakers, keeping track of and recruiting members, managing the books, the website, and coordinating our educational outreach to the public. The pandemic has presented the club with new difficulties but also some new opportunities. Our calendar of virtual events has greatly expanded this year and we hope to continue that as we move forward into the (hopefully soon) post-COVID future.

    Here is a list of the positions on the Board and a brief description of the responsibilities. If you value your membership in the SAS and would like to see it continue and improve, please take a look and consider how you might best participate. 

    If you would like to help, please send an email to our President, John at president@seattleastro.org 

    The Nomination Committee

     

    President

    The President shall preside over all meetings of the Society, and perform all traditional duties pertaining to the executive office. Each president, upon retiring from office, becomes a member of the Executive Board as Immediate Past President.

    Vice President of Activities

    The primary responsibility of this office shall be (1) to arrange for a program for each regular monthly meeting and (2) to coordinate and plan other regularly scheduled and special activities of the organization.

    Vice President of Education

    The primary responsibility of this office shall be to coordinate, design curricula for, and carry out educational programs in astronomy specifically designed for (1) beginning members and junior members of the Society, (2) elementary and secondary schools, and (3) the general public.

    Vice President of Membership

    The primary responsibility of this office shall be to coordinate programs designed to (1) recruit new members, (2) introduce new members to the activities of the Society and facilitate their

    participation therein, and (3) promote the recognition of members for their activities and service to the society. It shall be the responsibility of the Third Vice-President to assure that a complete and current membership and mailing list is maintained in a form that is suitable for mailings and printing of membership listings.

    Vice President of Publicity

    The primary responsibility of this office shall be to coordinate efforts to publicize activities of the

    society to (1) the general membership, (2) other local, regional, and national astronomical organizations and publications, and (3) to the local and regional public through information distributed to the press, radio, and television media.

    Secretary

    Primary duties of this office shall be to (1) keep brief minutes of all Society meetings, (2) maintain other appropriate correspondence external to the Society, (3) coordinate the preparation of materials for distribution to Society members via monthly meeting notices and other such publications as concern Society members and (4) coordinate the assembly, organization, maintenance, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and activities of this Society.

    Treasurer

    Primary duties of this office shall be to (1) receive and disburse all Society funds upon approval of the president, and (2) maintain permanent records of all such transactions.

  • Reminder for SAS Monthly Meeting - Discovery and Highlights of Sagittarius A*

    Event on 2020-10-21 posted 4 months ago

    SAS Monthly Meeting - Discovery and Highlights of Sagittarius A* (general meetings event) is scheduled for Oct 21, 2020, 07:30 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2020-10-13 posted 5 months ago

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography sig event) is scheduled for Oct 13, 2020, 07:15 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for The Last Stargazers

    Event on 2020-09-17 posted 5 months ago

    The Last Stargazers (special event) is scheduled for Sep 17, 2020, 06:00 PM. Please go on-line and join us!

  • Reminder for SOFIA: An Engineering & Scientific Marvel

    Event on 2020-09-16 posted 5 months ago

    SOFIA: An Engineering & Scientific Marvel (general meetings event) is scheduled for Sep 16, 2020, 07:00 PM. Please go online and join us!

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2020-09-08 posted 6 months ago

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography sig event) is scheduled for Sep 08, 2020, 07:15 PM via Zoom. Please come out and join us!

  • Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn August 28 and 29

    posted 6 months ago

    Watch the Moon move past Jupiter and Saturn as the week ends. Friday evening the Moon passes just south of Jupiter and Saturday evening the Moon will be southeast of Saturn. You can download a free sky map to help you learn the night sky  at http://skymaps.com/downloads.html

  • Reminder for Summer Observational Sharing

    Event on 2020-08-26 posted 6 months ago

    Summer Observational Sharing (general meetings event) is scheduled for Aug 26, 2020, 07:30 PM. Please log on and share what you have been observing and photographing this summer!

  • Reminder for NASA's Search for Meteorites in Antarctica

    Event on 2020-08-25 posted 6 months ago

    NASA's Search for Meteorites in Antarctica (special event) is scheduled for Aug 25, 2020, 06:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Cancellation for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2020-08-22 posted 6 months ago

    This Green Lake Public Star Party (outreach event) scheduled for Aug 22, 2020, 08:00 PM is cancelled due to government restrictions, still in effect, on the size of gatherings at events.  When event group size restrictions are lifted, regular SAS Star Parties will return to regular scheduled events status.  Please continue to check here each month for new information on status of this and other SAS events.

  • Help Globe at Night with your observations!

    posted 7 months ago

    Calling all SAS members. Can you help make an astronomical observation from home by August 19th?

    The Globe at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations from a computer or smart phone.

    This month’s targets are the constellations Cygnus and Hercules. You can find details here: https://www.globeatnight.org/5-steps.php

  • Cancellation for Goldendale Star Party

    Event on 2020-09-16 posted 7 months ago

    This Goldendale Star Party (goldendale star party event) scheduled for Sep 16, 2020, 02:30 PM is cancelled. Due to Covid-19 concerns, Washington State Parks is closing the group campground until 2021.

  • Reminder for Astronomy on Tap - The Last Stargazers

    Event on 2020-08-06 posted 7 months ago

    Astronomy on Tap - The Last Stargazers (special event is scheduled for Aug 06, 2020, 08:00 PM

     

  • Reminder for TAS General Meeting - Visual Astronomy

    Event on 2020-08-04 posted 7 months ago

    TAS General Meeting - Visual Astronomy (special event) is scheduled for Aug 04, 2020, 07:30 PM

  • Reminder for Comet Neowise Virtual Star Party

    Event on 2020-07-24 posted 7 months ago

    Comet Neowise Virtual Star Party (special event) is scheduled for Jul 24, 2020, 05:00 PM. Please come out and join us!