SAS 2018 Banquet

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Open to Public

Type: Banquet

Keywords: Annual Banquet

Held on: Jan 28, 2018 (Sun) at 04:00 PM to Jan 28, 2018 (Sun) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Robert Reeves

Location: Swedish Club, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Andrea Torland

The SAS 2018 Banquet will be on January 28, 2018 at the Swedish Club.  The speaker will be Robert Reeves.  You can purchase your reservation now.

Robert Reeves will demonstrate how it is possible for the amateur astronomer to use modest, affordable equipment to take lunar photographs that exceed the resolution achieved by professional, earth-based telescopes during the Apollo era. Reeves will also detail the image processing steps required to achieve these results.


Latitude 47.6364659, Longitude -122.3422046

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Robert Reeves has been exploring the moon since 1958 and took his first lunar photograph in 1959. In 1975 he acquired a Celestron 8 telescope, which he still uses today. Reeves also uses a Celestron 11 and a Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov for lunar photography from his Perspective Observatory located in central Texas. 

In 1984 Reeves began publishing articles about astrophotography in Astronomy magazine. Since then Robert has published over 250 magazine articles and 150 newspaper columns about astronomy. His articles have appeared in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy, Deep Sky, Deep Sky Journal, Amateur Astronomy, and The Astrograph. In 1994 Reeves published his first book, The Superpower Space Race, followed by The Conquest of Space, co-authored with Fritz Bronner. In 2000, Robert published Wide-Field Astrophotography, followed by Introduction to Digital Astrophotography in 2005, and Introduction to Webcam Astrophotography in 2006. 

Although Robert Reeves is an accomplished deep sky astrophotographer, his current passion is re-popularizing the moon within the amateur astronomy community. Robert has perfected image processing techniques that allow the amateur astronomer, using modest equipment, to exceed the quality of earth-based professional lunar photographs taken during the Apollo era. Reeves enjoys speaking to astronomy conventions and spreading his passion for the moon.


  • Swedish Meatballs with Small Red Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, and Lingonberries.
  • White Fish with Dill Sauce, Rice and Vegetables 
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Salad with Apples and Nuts
  • Limpa And Baguette Bread
  • Flan 
  • Coffee


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No General Meeting is scheduled for the month of January 2018, because the Annual Banquet at the Swedish Club on January 28, 2018, will replace the General Meeting. The Banquet event will begin at 4:00 p.m. with seating for dinner at 5:00 p.m. Throughout the history of SAS, General Meetings, usually scheduled monthly, have never been scheduled during the month of January, but instead each year the Banquet will offer a nationally prominent speaker and program along with fine food and camaraderie. Tickets and information are still available on the Banquet page of this SAS Website.  Please join us for this very enjoyable and informative event!

over 3 years ago


Remember that reservations for the SAS 2018 Banquet on January 28, 2018, 04:00 p.m., are on sale here on the Banquet page for members and now for non-members.  Please plan to come out and join us!  Seating for dinner will be at 5:00 p.m. after a social hour at 4:00 p.m. A link for ticket purchase can be found under the map on the Banquet page, which can be accessed by the link under "Activities" on the home page.  Or more specific information about the speaker, topic, and menu as well as the ticket purchase link can be accessed on the January 2018 calendar page.  Click on the "Banquet" title in the January 28th date square on the calendar to see the updated Banquet page with link and current banquet information.