SOFIA: An Engineering & Scientific Marvel


Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Held on: Sep 16, 2020 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Sep 16, 2020 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Online Location: Please sign in to see online meeting location.

Speaker: John McLaren


Event Coordinator: John McLaren


SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters or 100 inches.. Flying into the stratosphere at 38,000-45,000 feet puts SOFIA above 99 percent of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere, allowing astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in ways that are not possible with ground-based telescopes.

From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members on-line. 

The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, followed by the SOFIA lecture.

To find the Zoom Login information:

     Members - Log In 

     Non-members - email President@SeattleAstro.Org

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You can either download to your computer, or scroll down to view directly from this page.  Due to a technical glitch, the session is broken into two parts.  The second one should pick up from the first with about 5 seconds of video/audio missing.


posted 8 months ago


SOFIA: An Engineering & Scientific Marvel (general meetings event) is scheduled for Sep 16, 2020, 07:00 PM. Please go online and join us!