Special Event Events

Shown in date descending order.

  • AUG
    06

    Astronomy on Tap - The Last Stargazers

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    AoTSeattle and UW DiRAC present: Astronomy at Home! Join Dr. Emily Levesque, author of the new popular science book The Last Stargazers, on an adventure exploring the life of a professional astronomer! Dr. Levesque will take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the most powerful telescopes in the world, share the science and stories of the people who run them, and talk about the crucial role of human curiosity in scientific discovery. The event will begin at 8pm, and there will ... more

  • AUG
    05

    Black River Ohio Astronomical Society Member's Meeting

    Wed at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    SAS members are invited online to join the Black River Astronomical Society's (Ohio) monthly membership meeting. They will have an Observers Calendar presented, a Constellation of the Month and their speaker will be one of BRAS's most experienced observers with a presentation about the upcoming Mars Opposition.. To join, email Steven Schauer, their President at BRASPres@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting number and password.

  • AUG
    04

    TAS General Meeting - Visual Astronomy

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The Tacoma Astromincal Society presenter will be Mike Hotka.Mike is a software developer, amateur astronomer, and "Dark Sky Ranger-Defender of Darkness"! Mike will be presenting on Visual Astronomy for beginners and experienced alike. A reminder of online meeting etiquette. If you join early, please come in and visit! We look forward to seeing you! If you come in after 7:30, please come in muted with video off. To minimalize the distraction during the presentations we ask that ... more

  • AUG
    04

    How to Measure Light in the Night with Riverside Regional Library

    Tue at 08:30 AM Open to Public

    The Globe at Night project is an international campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution. Light pollution not only affects our view of the stars, but it also wastes energy and money, causes sleep disorders in people, and disrupts the sleeping and breeding habits of animals. Meet Dr. Connie Walker, Globe at Night Project Lead, on Tuesday, August 4 during a live virtual event. The Children’s/Youth Services Librarian at Riverside Regional Library, Alynda ... more

  • JUL
    28

    Constellations: Science and Stories in the Sky

    Tue at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Summer is the finest part of the year for stargazing because it offers warm nights and the beauty of the Milky Way running straight overhead. The constellations we see have been passed down to us across generations with patterns that reflect different stories from around the world.As part of STAR Net‘s Sky Stories campaign, the American Museum of Natural History’s own Carter Emmart will show you how to identify the constellations and introduce you to a few of these stories ... more

  • JUL
    25

    Gateway to the Stars - July 2020

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    The Gateway to the Stars online program will begin at 6 pm with a special speaker This will be followed about 7 pm by "Virtual Stargazing at the Gateway Arch." FIrst, our Sky Ranger will provide a tour of the August night sky and upcoming events The event will be co-hosted by the St. Louis Astronomical Society and Dark Sky MIssouri. IT WILL BE STREAMED VIA FACEBOOK LIVE AT THE FOLLOWING SITE: www.facebook.com/stlastro.

  • JUL
    25

    Skywatching: Mars Rover

    Sat at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to drive a Mars rover? Mars is around 69 million miles from Earth (give or take depending on it's orbit) which means there is a lag between sending a direction to the rover to do a task and the rover receiving that direction. With NASA about to launch it's fourth rover mission to Mars, learn about what it takes to talk to the rovers and the science they do for us.Keri Bean, Rover Planner for the Curiosity Mars Rover and training lead for Mars ... more

  • JUL
    24

    Comet Neowise Virtual Star Party

    Fri at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Join Oklahoma City Astronomy Club members Danny MacDonald and Andy Fryhover as we discuss Comet Neowise! We will go over a history of the comet - how it was discovered and when and what's going to happen in the future. Then, we will go on a night sky tour so you can find the comet yourself. Finally, we'll show off some club member photographs of the comet, share some viewing experiences, and show YOU some ways you can take photos of it yourself.

  • JUL
    23

    NSN Webinar: Solar Orbiter: A joint ESA/NASA mission

    Thu at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network to hear Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as she shares with us an update on the Solar Orbiter mission. Solar Orbiter, a space mission of international collaboration between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, is the latest mission to study the Sun. The mission will address a central question of heliophysics: How does the sun create and control the giant bubble of magnetic fields around it, the heliosphere? Night Sky ... more

  • JUL
    10

    Armchair Star Party

    Fri at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) astronomers in our second Armchair (virtual) Star Party. We will take you on a guided tour of the current night sky and introduce you to the tools of astronomy. From their homes, SJAA members will share live views (weather permitting) as well as long-exposure photos of heavenly objects.Please see https://www.meetup.com/SJ-Astronomy/events/271646660/ for event details!