Events tagged with Sun

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  • JUN

    Theft of the Night - Fighting Light Pollution & Protecting Remote Observing

    Wed at 06:30 PM
    Open to Public

    SAS presents Tim Hunter: Theft of the Night-fighting light pollution & Remote observatory operation Since 1986, Tim Hunter has been interested in the growing problem of light pollution. In 1987, he and Dr. David Crawford founded the International Dark-Sky Association, Inc. (IDA). IDA is a nonprofit corporation devoted to promoting quality outdoor lighting and combatting the effects of light pollution. Since 2007, he has written a weekly “Sky Spy” column for the ... more

    3 attending
  • MAY

    The Parker Solar Probe - A NASA Mission to Touch the Sun

    Wed at 06:30 PM
    Open to Public

    SAS is honored to welcome NASA Nasa Solar System Ambassador & former SAS President, John McLaren! We are thrilled for John's presentation entitled, "The Parker Solar Probe - A NASA Mission to Touch the Sun". Abstract The Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the Sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. Launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability ... more

    1 attending
  • AUG

    Massive Star Geriatrics

    Wed at 07:30 PM
    Open to Public

    We welcome Dr. Rubab Khan, from the University of Washington, who will be speaking with attendees about the evolution and fates of high mass stars. The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the Public. Prior to the General Meeting, SAS volunteer staff offer a welcome table from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. New member and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members. All attendees are welcome to stop by, have a cookie, and (if available) make a name tag to help ... more

    0 attending
  • AUG

    Sunrise Star Party & Meteor Shower

    Tue at 04:00 PM
    Open to Public

    A star party and meteor shower watch is scheduled August 11-13th at Sunrise Visitor Center, Mt Rainier National Park. Puget Sound astronomers are encouraged to join this semi-private event. Since this is the first star party of this type for Mt Rainier NP, only area amateur astronomers are being invited. There is no general promotion of this event to the general public. If the event goes according to plan and meets the objectives set by the Park officials, a second event (Sept 8-10) ... more

    2 attending