Announcements

  • SAS Equipment Manager Found!

    posted about 7 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who responded for our call to volunteer as SAS Equipment Manager.   Please welcome Sara O'Connell, who is our new Equipment Manager, along with Martin who is helping her out.  

    If you have any questions about equipment, they can be reached at equipment@seattleastro.org.

  • Cancellation for Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Event on 2014-03-01 posted about 7 years ago

    Due to unfavorable weather this event is canceled.

  • Cancellation for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2014-03-08 posted about 7 years ago

    Due to unfavorable weather this Paramount Park Star Party scheduled for Saturday, March 8th is canceled.

  • Paramount Star Party Canceled for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2014-02-08 posted over 7 years ago

    Tonight's Star Party has been canceled due to the weather. See you next time!

  • Update for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2014-02-08 posted over 7 years ago

    The Green Lake Star Party, scheduled for tonight, Saturday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m., is canceled because of weather.  
    Mary, star party coordinator

  • Impromptu Members Only Star Party at SPP for Impromptu Members Only Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-24 posted over 7 years ago

    In an attempt to view and photograph SN2014j, I have sent out "last minute" notices to Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), city of Snoqualmie Parks and Snoqualmie Police that astro imagers will be present at the DNR Trailhead parking lot this evening. 
     
    This is only being advertised to Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) and Boeing Employees' Astronomical Society BEAS members and to the UW League of Astronomers.  So consider this an informal "members' only" event.
     
    We will set up equipment beginning about 5PM and astro imagers (not campers) are welcome until dawnSaturday morning.  
    This is a unique opportunity and it is imperative that we all demonstrate good citizenship and respect.  Please conduct yourselves accordingly, especially toward Snoqualmie law enforcement and any other DNR or Snoqualmie city employee we might meet.  Our societies' collective reputations are on display to these gracious folks.  
     
    I will be on site from 5 until midnight so please look me up and let me know you are there and that you are displaying a current Washington state Discovery Pass per the overriding DNR agreements.
     
    Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 
     
    David W. Ingram
    SAS / SPP Key master

  • John Dobson - Sad News

    posted over 7 years ago

    John Dobson, renowned sidewalk astronomer and inventor of the Dobsonian telescope, died January 15 at age 98.  The SAS mourns his passing.  Read more here.

  • Reserve your spot now! for 2014 SAS Banquet

    Event on 2014-01-26 posted over 7 years ago

    The 2014 SAS Banquet on January 26th is fast approaching and it’s time to make your reservation. As always we have an outstanding speaker. This year’s Banquet Speaker is Artist, Astronomer, and Night Sky Ambassador Tyler Nordgren, who will present his talk "Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in the National Parks".

    We want to see you at the Banquet!

  • Cancelled due to stormy weather for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-11 posted over 7 years ago

    The Green Lake Star Party, scheduled for this Saturday evening, January 14, 2014, is canceled due to the stormy, unpredictable weather. 

  • Cancelled due to Weather for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-11 posted over 7 years ago

    Due to unfavorabe weather conditions the Paramount Park Star Party scheduled for Saturday, January 11th is canceled. 

  • Paramount Park Star Party Update for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-11 posted over 7 years ago

    Weather permitting the Paramount Park Star Party will be held Saturday, January 11th starting at dusk. It will be helpful to let us know if you will be bringing a scope to help out. Mike will be setting up early and welcomes everyone to join him. See you there. 

  • Banquet Reservations Now Available! for 2014 SAS Banquet

    Event on 2014-01-26 posted over 7 years ago

    Reservations for both members and their guests ($40) and non-members ($50) are now available for the 2014 SAS Banquet.  Please reserve your space now at www.seatttleastro.org.  Please sign into the website to receive the member rate.

  • Green Lake Public Star Party Update for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2014-01-11 posted over 7 years ago

    As usual any members who are willing and able to bring a telescope and help out will be welcome, and we would appreciate a reply, confirming plans to attend, from anyone who is planning to be there.  The weather forecast for Saturday is not looking great, so be sure to check the SAS Web site for any necessary cancellation notice due to weather.  If the clouds don't depart,  we will post a cancellation notice by around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday or earlier if conditions are really bad.  Let's hope for clearing!

  • Reserve Now! for 2014 SAS Banquet

    Event on 2014-01-26 posted over 7 years ago

    We are still working out the final details for the 2014 SAS Banquet, but  reserve your place now for our annual banquet to be held on January 26th at the Red Lion Hotel near Seattle Airport.

  • New 2014 SAS Board

    posted over 7 years ago

    We have both new and familar faces on the 2014 SAS board; let us congratulate and welcome them.  You can learn who is on the board at http://www.seattleastro.org/about_us/board_members