Announcements

  • Cancellation for Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party

    Event on 2019-04-06 posted 5 months ago

    This Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Apr 06, 2019, 07:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2019-04-09 posted 5 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Apr 09, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

    Wade Hilmo will be discussing his experiences with the MureDenoise script in PixInsight.  Come learn how to use this relatively new and powerful PI script to reduce noise in your images!   I hope to see you there!

  • Announcement - Stargazing in Seattle

    posted 5 months ago

    Mars passes near the Pleiades in late March and early April. On the evenings of March 30th and March 31st, Mars will have moved to within three and a half degrees of this beautiful star cluster, and will remain within five degrees of the Pleiades until April 5th. This will be an interesting area for stargazers to watch for more than a week before and after the closest approach between Mars and the Pleiades. In particular, a crescent moon will be placed within a few degrees of Mars, the Pleiades, and the red giant star Aldebaran on Monday evening, April 8th. The following evening, April 9th, this attractive group will be just slightly more spread out, with the Moon placed about six degrees above Aldebaran.

  • Announcement - Stargazing in Seattle

    posted 5 months ago

    On April first, a thin crescent Moon will join Venus to decorate the morning sky, very low in the east-southeast. The pair will rise at about 5:46 AM as seen from Seattle but this assumes a clear level horizon to the east. Most likely, your view will remain blocked by nearby hills and trees until at least 6:00 AM. The best time to look will be about 6:15 AM, just before the beginning of morning civil twilight, when the pair will have climbed to about four degrees above the horizon. Venus will be located about eight degrees to the left of the moon. Mercury will be about ten degrees below and to the left of Venus but will be less than two degrees above the horizon at 6:15 and will be very difficult to spot.

  • Reminder for Mars: Your Personal Journey to the Red Planet

    Event on 2019-03-20 posted 5 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Mars: Your Personal Journey to the Red Planet (general meetings event) is scheduled for Mar 20, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!