Stargazing with Telescope or Binoculars

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SAS-Members Only

Type: Workshops

Keywords: Observing

Held on: Jan 10, 2015 (Sat) at 02:00 PM to Jan 10, 2015 (Sat) at 04:00 PM

Event details are only available to members in good-standing.


Latitude 47.68136, Longitude -122.3408605

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"Stargazing with Telescope or Binoculars", a Workshop for new and intermediate amateur astronomers. SAS members may email to register. Topics include:

- Using a planisphere or simple star chart to identify stars and constellations.
- Understanding the nomenclature (Star designations, Messier's List, the NGC, and more).
- Understanding daily and seasonal changes in the sky
- The view through a finder telescope (or binoculars): Field of view and a sense of scale
- Star hopping to a planet or deep sky wonder.
- Understanding nebula filters; Why, When, Which filter?

SAS Workshops are designed to help you become more acquainted with amateur astronomy, answer your questions, and help you meet other SAS members. Both new and experienced members are welcome.

Held on Saturday afternoons at Theodore Jacobsen Observatory (TJO) on the UW Campus, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Parking is available on campus in the TJO parking lot and is usually free after 12:00 noon, but you may need to be patient for a few minutes and wait for an open spot. Please allow time to find a parking spot. You may also park in the lot across the street from TJO, adjacent to the Burke Museum


over 6 years ago


This Stargazing with Telescope or Binoculars (workshops event) scheduled for Jan 10, 2015, 02:00 PM is cancelled due to logistical difficulties.  Arrangements to reschedule this Workshop are underway and a date will be announced as soon as plans are finalized.