Banquet Events

Shown in date descending order.

  • JAN
    25

    SAS 2020 Banquet

    Sat at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS 2020 Banquet will be on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Swedish Club. Doors will open for a no-host-bar social hour at 5:00 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. This year's speaker will be APOD recognized astrophotographer, and meteorologist, Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn.

  • JAN
    27

    SAS 2019 Banquet

    Sun at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS 2019 Banquet will be on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Swedish Club. Doors will open for a no-host-bar social hour and silent auction at 5:00 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. This year's speaker will be comet hunter, author, and educator, Dr. David H. Levy.

  • JAN
    28

    SAS 2018 Banquet

    Sun at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    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.

  • JAN
    28

    2017 Banquet with Kelly Beatty

    Sat at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Please reserve your seats here. In order to pay member's price, please sign-in first. Pluto's Amazing Story In July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto after a 9½-year-flight. But really this historic encounter was 85 years in the making, ever since 24-year-old Clyde Tombaugh discovered this enigmatic body at the edge of our planetary system. Today we realize that Pluto is among the largest objects in the Kuiper Belt, even though initially it was ... more

  • JAN
    30

    2016 Banquet - The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017

    Sat at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Banquet reservations are sold out. See you there for a great meal and a great talk about next year's "Big One" by the one and only.... Mr. Eclipse, himself, Fred Espenak will be our guest speaker at our 2016 Annual Banquet! On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. Espenak will present a detailed preview of this exciting event with maps, photos and weather prospects along the eclipse path based on ... more

  • JAN
    24

    2015 Banquet

    Sat at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Banquet tickets are now on sale! The deadline for purchasing tickets has recently been extended to Jan. 20! SAS members and non-members can purchase tickets until Jan. 20. We are excited to announce that Don Machholz, The Comet Hunter, will be joining us this year to share his adventures in hunting for comets!

  • JAN
    26

    2014 SAS Banquet

    Sun at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    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. ... more

  • JAN
    19

    2013 SAS Banquet

    Sat at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Mike Simmons is the founder and president of Astronomers Without Borders. Mike frequently travels to countries off the beaten path, such as his December 2012 trip to Iran for a national star party. In IYA (International Year of Astronomy) 2009, Mike organized the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project that attracted several million participants during the four day event.