Announcements

  • Reminder for Dark Sky Week – Day 2 Events

    Event on 2020-04-20 posted 10 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Dark Sky Week – Day 2 Events (special event) is scheduled for Apr 20, 2020, 09:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please go on-line and join us!

  • Globe at Night needs our help

    posted 10 months ago

    Calling all SAS members. Can you help make an astronomical observation from home by April 23rd?

    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 target is the constellation Leo. You can find details here: https://www.globeatnight.org/5-steps.php

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2020-04-14 posted 11 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Apr 14, 2020, 05:30 PM. Please come join us!

    This will be a digital meeting via Zoom.  We'll be hanging out and chating about astronomy and astrophotography.  I look forward to seeing you then!

  • Cancellation for Paramount School Park Public Star Party

    Event on 2020-05-02 posted 11 months ago

    This Paramount School Park Public Star Party (star party event) scheduled for May 02, 2020, 09:00 PM is cancelled 

  • Cancellation for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2020-05-02 posted 11 months ago

    This Green Lake Public Star Party (star party event) scheduled for May 02, 2020, 09:00 PM is cancelled due to  Corona Virus and government order of restriction of public events until May 4. 

  • Cancellation for New Members Orientation

    Event on 2020-04-19 posted 11 months ago

    This New Members Orientation (new members orientation event) scheduled for Apr 19, 2020, 02:00 PM is cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

  • Lending Library Status

    posted 11 months ago

    A limited amount of lending has resumed. We are testing out processes to safely transfer equipment in compliance with Health Department guidance. If you are on the waiting list, please be patient. If you have any concerns please contact President@SeattleAstro.Org

  • Reminder for Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party

    Event on 2020-03-21 posted 11 months ago

    If attending the member only star party, please read and follow these King County Health Department Guidelines:

    www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/events.aspx

    Older adults and at risk individuals with underlying medical conditions are encouraged to stay home.

    Do not attend if you have symptoms. Go home immediately if you begin having symptoms.

    Stay isolated from other observers.

    Do not share looking thorough other’s telescopes to avoid “touching your eye” to a potentially contaminated surface.

    Use hand sanitizer.

  • Videos Available for Mars Perseverance Rover

    Event on 2020-03-18 posted 11 months ago

    Our first ever online SAS General Meeting's videos are now available from our website page for this event. You can either enjoy watching the videos directly from the page with your favorite web-browser, or you can download them directly to your computer for later viewing.

  • Event update due to Covid 19 Virus

    posted 11 months ago

    1. We have cancelled all public star parties throuogh at least the end of March.
    2. We are checking to see if we can still hold the member only star parties in compliance with all health department guidelines.
    3. We are planning to hold the March 18th member meeting online via Zoom. There will be a presentation on the Mars Perseverence Rover Mission. Details will be posted soon

    John McLaren, SAS President

  • Cancellation for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2020-03-28 posted 11 months ago

    SAS is cancelling our participation in public star parties through at least the end of March due to virus concerns.

  • Cancellation for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2020-03-28 posted 11 months ago

    SAS is cancelling our participation in public star parties through at least the end of March due to virus concerns.

  • Cancellation for Paramount School Park Public Star Party

    Event on 2020-03-28 posted 11 months ago

    SAS is cancelling our participation in public star parties through at least the end of March due to virus concerns.

  • Cancellation for Green River, Van Doren's Landing, Star Party

    Event on 2020-03-28 posted 11 months ago

    SAS is cancelling our participation in public star parties through at least the end of March due to virus concerns.

  • Cancellation for Public Star Party at Covington Community Park

    Event on 2020-03-27 posted 11 months ago

    SAS is cancelling our participation in public star parties through at least the end of March due to virus concerns.