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.

  • MAY
    17

    William and Caroline Herschel's Observations and Theories of Comets

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Some fascinating astronomical history is on the schedule for May's meeting! UW astronomy professor Woody Sullivan will present about the contributions of William and Caroline Herschel to our understanding ... more

  • APR
    19

    TSE 2017: An Eclipse to Remember

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 promises to be the biggest astronomical event of the decade for the US. SAS board member Dave Ingram will tell us how to prepare: where to be, what equipment to ... more

  • MAR
    15

    Universe Sandbox

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Dan Dixon is creator of the Universe Sandbox simulation game. He'll talk about how he and his team of programmers, a planetary scientist, and a climate scientist collaborated to create an app that can model ... more

  • FEB
    15

    Cassini's Grand Finale: Overview and Challenges

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    This year the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, nearing the end of usable life, will be sent on a daring Grand Finale that will include 22 passes between the inner D-ring and the top of the atmosphere. It is a ... more

  • DEC
    21

    LIGO and the Era of Multimessenger Astronomy

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first ever incident detection of gravitational waves on September 14, 2015, inaugurating gravitational wave astronomy as a new tool ... more