General Meetings Events

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  • JAN
    20

    Seeking Signs of Ancient Life in Jezero Crater with the Mars Perseverance Rover

    Wed at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    Members 6:30-6:45 PM, General Public 6:45-8 PM SAS is honored to welcome Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars Perseverance Rover Dr. Katie Stack Morgan! Presentation Abstract: NASA’s next flagship mission launched to Mars on July 2020 and will begin its mission on the martian surface in February 2021. The Mars 2020 mission is seeking signs of past life in Jezero crater, the site of an ancient delta and crater lake. Perseverance will also collect a diverse and compelling set of ... more

  • DEC
    16

    Astronomy in the Era of LEDs and Satellites

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Social time 7:00 pm. Chat informally with your fellow members and guests Meeting and presentation 7:30pm Members click the Zoom link after signing-in. Public and guest please email president@seattleastro.org w/Subject: "Meeting Link" the day of presentation. Speaker is Dr Jeffrey Hall, Director of the Lowell Observatory. "We are in a watershed moment for preservation of the natural night sky. In this presentation, I will present the principal challenges on the ground and from space ... more

  • NOV
    18

    SAS Member meeting - Chandra and the Invisible Universe

    Wed at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Note we are starting 1 hour earlier than normal! Dr. Jonathan McDowell will be joining us from the east coast to talk to us about the Chandra X-Ray Telescope. Social time 6:00 pm Meeting and presentation 6:30pm SAS Board elections after the presentation. Members sign in to the SAS web site for the Zoom link. General public is welcome and must email President@SeattleAstro.Org prior to 6:30 pm for the Zoom link.

  • OCT
    21

    SAS Monthly Meeting - Discovery and Highlights of Sagittarius A*

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    UW Professor Emeritus Bruce Balick will present a Zoom talk on the discovery and highlights of some subsequent observations of Sagittarius A*, the astronomical radio source at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Members - sign in for the Zoom login link. Non-members are welcome to participate. Email President@SeattleAstro.Org prior to the meeting start for the login link.

  • 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.

  • FEB
    19

    Night Sky Network Explained

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Dave Prosper from The Night Sky Network will be doing a remote demonstration of the functionality of NASA's Night Sky Network and how it can be used by members. 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 ... more