2014 SAS Banquet

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Open to Public

Type: Banquet

Held on: Jan 26, 2014 (Sun) at 04:00 PM to Jan 26, 2014 (Sun) at 08:00 PM

Speaker: Tyler Nordgren

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Event Coordinator: Judy Wokoun

Please join us at Gregory's Bar and Grill at SeaTac Red Lion Hotel to celebrate the Seattle Astronomical Society's activities and astronomy in general for 2013 and to herald in another great year for 2014.

Tyler Nordgren will be presenting his talk titled "Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in the National Parks," about which you can read more below in the Notes section.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.  Please contact the VP of Activities or President for more information.  Otherwise, if you are a SAS member and sign in now, you can contact the Event Coordinator.


Latitude 47.68088, Longitude -122.341411

More Information


No tickets will be issued, but reservations can be made online and can be purchased through PayPal.  Please note that reservations are available online until January 20th.  Reservations are $40 per seat for SAS members and $50 per seat for non-SAS members.

Talk by Tyler Nordgren

"Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in the National Parks:" Nearly 60% of U.S. residents no longer live in places where the Milky Way is even faintly visible. For most Americans, the national parks have become one of the few remaining places to see a natural, star-filled sky. For these visitors, a sky full of stars is now as rare as the sight of glaciers, grizzly bears, and granite cliffs that brought them there in the first place. Responding to this fact, night sky programs are now the most popular ranger programs at many parks across the country. In this golden age of space exploration and discovery, a visit to the national parks now reveals the beauty of the universe overhead and the wonders of planetary exploration through the geology on display all around. Together they make the parks a hands-on, eyes-on astronomical opportunity for millions of visitors every year.


  • Take Exit #152 off Interstate 5
  • Follow 188th Street west to International Boulevard
  • Turn right, following the signs to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • The Red Lion Hotel is located on the right, 1/2 block past the first stop light

The banquet will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport's Seattle Room and is accessible through GREGORY'S BAR & GRILL next to the Red Lion Hotel.


  • 4pm - Social Hour with no host bar
  • 5pm - Dinner served
  • 6pm - Program

Buffet Dinner

  • Grilled King Salmon;
  • Prime Rib Roast with mushroom sauce;
  • Garlic mashed red potatoes;
  • Vegetable sauté;
  • Green salad;
  • Tortellini with sundried tomato & basil;
  • Fresh fruit with raspberry yogurt;
  • Artisan breads; and,
  • Peach Crisp/Vanilla ice cream.


over 7 years ago

Reserve your spot now!

The 2014 SAS Banquet on January 26th is fast approaching and it’s time to make your reservation. As always we have an outstanding speaker. This year’s Banquet Speaker is Artist, Astronomer, and Night Sky Ambassador Tyler Nordgren, who will present his talk "Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in the National Parks".

We want to see you at the Banquet!

over 7 years ago

Banquet Reservations Now Available!

Reservations for both members and their guests ($40) and non-members ($50) are now available for the 2014 SAS Banquet.  Please reserve your space now at www.seatttleastro.org.  Please sign into the website to receive the member rate.

over 7 years ago

Reserve Now!

We are still working out the final details for the 2014 SAS Banquet, but  reserve your place now for our annual banquet to be held on January 26th at the Red Lion Hotel near Seattle Airport.