Announcements

  • Reminder for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2019-01-12 posted about 1 month ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Paramount Park Star Party (outreach event) is scheduled for Jan 12, 2019, 06:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Cancellation for Public Star Party at Covington Community Park

    Event on 2019-01-11 posted about 1 month ago

    This Public Star Party at Covington Community Park (star party event) scheduled for Jan 11, 2019, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Stargazing in Seattle – Lunar Eclipse on January 20th Bob Mulford

    posted about 1 month ago

    On the evening of January 20th, 2019, the entire USA will see a total lunar eclipse as the moon passes through the northern half of the Earth’s shadow. The total phase of the eclipse begins at 8:41 PM (PST) with the moon high above the eastern horizon. The total phase of the eclipse ends about an hour later, at 9:43 PM.

    The Total Lunar Eclipse of January 20, 2019

    Event

    Time (PST)

    Altitude of the Moon above the horizon

    Sunset

    5:52 PM

    2 degrees

    Civil Twilight

    6:26 PM

    7 degrees

    Nautical Twilight

    7:04 PM

    13 degrees

    Partial Eclipse begins

    7:34 PM

    27 degrees

    Total Eclipse begins

    8:41 PM

    38 degrees

    Maximum Eclipse

    9:12 PM

    43 degrees

    Total Eclipse ends

    9:43 PM

    47 degrees

    Partial Eclipse ends

    10:51 PM

    56 degrees

     

    NOTES:

    Stargazing in Seattle times and positions are adjusted for Seattle’s location (47.6N, 122.3W) and are useful throughout the Pacific Northwest.

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2019-01-08 posted about 1 month ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for TONIGHT Jan 08, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

    We have a real treat this month!  Matthew Dieterich, Techincal Services Manager at Planewave Instruments, will be talking to us about printing and publishing our astrophotographs.  Matt has been an astrophotographer for over a decade, and most recently had one of his prints immortalized as a Forever Stamp with the USPS (http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_029.htm).  This will be an excellent talk.  I hope everyone can make it!

  • Cancellation for Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party

    Event on 2019-01-05 posted about 1 month ago

    This Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Jan 05, 2019, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.