General Meetings Events

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  • SEP
    16

    SOFIA: An Engineering & Scientific Marvel

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters or 100 inches.. Flying into the stratosphere at 38,000-45,000 feet puts SOFIA above 99 percent of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere, allowing astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in ways that are not possible with ground-based telescopes. From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited ... more

  • AUG
    26

    Summer Observational Sharing

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The August SAS membership meeting will be an informal on-line gathering for members to share what they have been observing this summer and their plans for observing over the next months. Are you working on an Astronomical League Observing Program? Did you see Comet Neowise? Do you have any astro-images you want to share? Have you found any new observing techniques you would like to share? Have any questions you want help with? The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the ... more

  • JUN
    17

    Visual Astronomy 101

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Our speaker will be Mike Hotka, Astronomical League Master Observer with Platinum Award Level. Mike's book is Exploring Amateur Astronomy: Goal Oriented Observing. The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the Public. However, due to the Covid 19 virus UW campus closure, this meeting will only be on-line. From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members on-line. The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, ... more

  • APR
    22

    Online Social Hour

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Let us have an informal, online member social hour tonight. Grab a bowl of ice cream and/or your favorite comfort food and log in to connect with other SAS members. There will be no formal, guest speaker presentation. I will have 10-15 minutes of information on the latest SAS news. The rest of the time is open for members to share what they are doing, chat, offer ideas and ask questions. See you tonight. John McLaren, SAS President

  • MAR
    18

    Mars Perseverance Rover

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    SAS President, and NASA Solar System Ambassador John McLaren will give a presentation on the upcoming Mars Perseverance Rover Mission. The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the Public. However, due to the Covid 19 virus UW campus closure, this meeting will only be on-line. From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members on-line. The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, followed by the lecture.