Nathan Hale High School Star Party

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Open to Public

Type: Outreach

Held on: Oct 09, 2013 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Oct 09, 2013 (Wed) at 09:30 PM

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Event Coordinator: David W. Ingram

This is an SAS ORBIT supported event. High school students will assemble in the field behind Olympic Hills Elementary School at 7:30PM.

This event was COMPLETED as scheduled, but limited to viewing Moon and Venus before the clouds rolled in.  SAS members participating included D.W. & Audrey Ingram.  Tacoma AS member Ray Stinson and Boeing EAS members included Dave Armstrong and Terry Shimono.
One teacher, M. Walker and 18 students were in attendance.
This event may be rescheduled by the teacher should curriculum require and weather prospects improve.



Latitude 47.68136, Longitude -122.3408605

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posted over 7 years ago

Call For Volunteers

This is an ORBIT event seeking the volunteer assistance of interested amatuer astronomers.  The below are the learning objectives.  Note, you will be working with the assistance of participating astronomers.

  1. Students are to become familiar with the observing equipment provided, i.e. types of telescopes & binocular.
  2. Students are to make observations of the Moon in order to compare current phase to phases observed on other nights and to detect a pattern.
  3. Students are to become proficient in use of star charts including Skymaps (October).
  4. Students are to attempt to locate asterisms & constellations including the Summer Triangle, the Big Dipper & the Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Bootes, Hercules, Pegasus and Andromeda.
  5. Students are to be able to find these 1st & 2nd magnitude stars in the sky: Polaris, Arcturus, Deneb, Vega and Altair.
  6. If viewing condition and time of night permit, students will learn to "star hop" with binoculars and view the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, the Pleiades, M45 and the Coat Hanger and view them through a telescope.
  7. Students will observe stars of different colors, star clusters, binary/double stars and nebulae. Participating amateur astronomers should be prepared to provide assistance for one or more of the learning objectives above.