Announcements

  • Cancellation for Paramount Park School Star Party

    Event on 2019-07-06 posted over 1 year ago

    This Paramount Park School Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Jul 06, 2019, 09:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2019-07-09 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Jul 09, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us! Nik Joshi will be discussing Lunar and Planetary imaging, just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. Come learn how to take great shots of the moon and planets!

  • Cancellation for Covington Community Park

    Event on 2019-07-05 posted over 1 year ago

    This Covington Community Park Star Party scheduled for Jul 05, 2019, 09:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2019-07-06 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Green Lake Public Star Party (star party event) is scheduled for Jul 06, 2019, 09:00 PM. Please come out and join us! We have a shortage of volunteers due to the holiday weekend and need  at least one or two more volunteers with telescopes.  If you plan to be there, please tell us with a reply here.

  • Cancellation for Third Quarter Moon Star Party

    Event on 2019-06-22 posted over 1 year ago

    This Third Quarter Moon Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Jun 22, 2019, 10:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for Apollo 50

    Event on 2019-06-19 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Apollo 50 (general meetings event) is scheduled for Jun 19, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2019-06-11 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Jun 11, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

    Jon will be discussing how to choose an astrocam.  Come learn what factors to consider when making camera purchases, both for DSO and Planetary imaging.

  • Cancellation for Covington Community Park

    Event on 2019-06-07 posted over 1 year ago

    This Covington Community Park (star party event) scheduled for Jun 07, 2019, 08:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Stargazing in Seattle – Mercury and Mars in June

    posted over 1 year ago

    Mercury will be visible low in the west-northwest evening sky during most of June. On the evening of June 17, Mercury and Mars will move to within one-half degree of each other and be visible in the same low power telescope field. The best time to see the pair is just after the end of civil twilight. Look low in the west-northwest at about 10 PM, when the pair of planets will be about seven degrees above the horizon.

  • Stargazing in Seattle - Crescent Moon and Mars

    posted over 1 year ago

    On the evening of June 5, look for Mars near the 3 day old crescent Moon at dusk.  Around 10 PM, just after the end of Civil Twilight, the Moon will be low in the West-Northwest, about 12 degrees above the horizon (a clenched fist held out at arm's length is about 10 degrees wide). Mars will be seven degrees to the right of the Moon and a little lower in the sky. Mars shines at magnitude 1.8 and looks like a bright orange tinged star. The planet Mercury is also visible at the same time but is less than four degrees above the Northwest horizon and will be challenging to see.

  • Reminder for Goldendale Star Party

    Event on 2019-05-30 posted over 1 year ago

    Goldendale Star Party Reminder – Enjoy this dark sky site by keeping it dark. Please arrive BEFORE dark! Entering the group campground after dark is hazardous to people and equipment set up throughout the group campground. Car lights after dark disrupt observers’ night vision and astrophotography. Check this DOT website for construction delays on I90 and I82 https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx?route=I-90&view=MAIN&action=3

    Thanks!

  • Cancellation for Third Quarter Moon Members-Only Star Party

    Event on 2019-05-25 posted over 1 year ago

    This Third Quarter Moon Members-Only Star Party (star party event) scheduled for May 25, 2019, 10:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2019-05-14 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for May 14, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for Green Lake Public Star Party

    Event on 2019-05-11 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Green Lake Public Star Party (star party event) is scheduled for May 11, 2019, 09:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

  • Reminder for Paramount School Park Public Star Party

    Event on 2019-05-11 posted over 1 year ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Paramount School Park Public Star Party (star party event) is scheduled for May 11, 2019, 09:00 PM. Please come out and join us!