General Meetings Events

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: The Realm of “Big Data” Astronomy

Lsst

Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Held on: Apr 17, 2019 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Apr 17, 2019 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Rayna C.T. Bauer

We welcome Dr. Travis Rector, professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage who will be speaking with attendees about the The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). 

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 everyone get to know you better. The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, followed by the lecture. 

Shown in date descending order.

  • AUG
    20

    Navigating the Celestial Sea at the Treworgy Planetarium

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Former planetarium supervisor and forever planetarian Jeff Dunn will discuss the joys and challenges of operating and maintaining a legacy planetarium. Additionally Jeff will share his experience working ... more

  • JUL
    16

    The Night Sky in 37,400 Exposures

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    In 2010, Seattle astrophotographer Nick Risinger set out traveling to dark sky sites around the world with the goal of creating the largest true color all-sky survey. After logging 60,000 miles and dozens ... more

  • JUN
    18

    A Decade in the Saturn System

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    On July 1, 2004, the Cassini spacecraft became the first manmade object to orbit the planet Saturn. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs looks back on Cassini's ten years of exciting discoveries and ... more

  • MAY
    21

    Astrophotography Basics

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Astronomy magazines and websites are full of incredible photos of the night sky taken by amateurs. Have you ever wondered how they captured these images? Astrophotographer and SAS member Andy Ermolli will ... more

  • APR
    16

    History of the Dobsonian Telescope

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Please join us for our April General Meeting, when member and amateur telescope maker Bob Mulford will present “History of the Dobsonian Telescope”. John Dobson, who died this past January at ... more