Special Event Events

Shown in date descending order.

  • JUN

    Measuring the Speed of Stars More Precisely Than Your Car’s Speedometer

    Fri at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    The “doppler method” or “wobble method” of detecting planets orbiting other stars, requires precise measurements of the speeds of those distant stars. If we can see a star oscillating towards and away from us, we can infer that an unseen planet is tugging on its parent star as it orbits. We will learn just how hard it is to precisely measure the speeds of stars to the precision of 9 cm/s (0.2 mph!) necessary for finding these Earth-like planets. Next-generation ... more

  • JUN

    Cosmic Coffee - Introducing the Lowell Discovery Telescope

    Thu at 09:00 AM Open to Public

    Cosmic Coffee explores a different topic in astronomy or planetary science each week. This week, Lowell Observatory Director Dr. Jeff Hall gives us a tour of the 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope, the 5th largest optical telescope in the continental United States. Cosmic Coffee is presented each Thursday at 9am AZ/PT.

  • JUN

    Meet an Astronomer - Cannibal Galaxies

    Tue at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    Many galaxies have a sinister secret: they’re cannibals. The biggest have grown bloated by devouring their neighbors in galactic feeding frenzies that would make Hannibal Lecter proud. Like detectives at the scene of a crime, astronomer Dr. Michael West searches for clues to reveal the violent histories of cannibal galaxies and their victims. But separating the cannibal from the cannibalized isn’t always easy.

  • MAY

    The Most Mysterious Stars in our Galaxy

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    AoTSeattle and UW DiRAC present: Astronomy at Home! This free series of livestreamed public events will feature accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe.IN THIS INSTALLMENT OF ASTRONOMY AT HOME: Join Dr. James Davenport as he attempts to solve the mystery of the most mysterious stars in the Universe! Dr. Davenport will be giving a presentation at 8pm, and there will be lots of time to ask questions ... more

  • MAY

    NSN Webinar: International Space Station

    Wed at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific Time as we will discuss the latest from the International Space Station. More details coming soon!Registration:Registration information coming soon.Livestream available to everyone via Night Sky Network YouTube.Find the current webinar schedule on the NSN Webinar Series page.

  • MAY

    SpaceX Launch Watch Party

    Wed at 12:30 PM Open to Public

    Join the Museum of Flight (MoF) as we watch the first mission to send humans into orbit from U.S. soil since NASA retired the space shuttle fleet in 2011! At 1:33 p.m. PDT, NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon capsule, with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard, is set to demonstrate SpaceX's ability to fly astronauts safely to and from the International Space ... more

  • MAY

    The Sky This Month - Livestream

    Fri at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Join Chabot’s astronomers, with Gerald McKeegan & Don Saito on Facebook Live for a short tour of May’s nighttime sky. Learn to recognize many of this month’s constellations and bright stars, and even learn a little about celestial navigation! To receive a notification when the talk begins, make sure to “Like” the Chabot Space and Science Center Facebook page. Use the following links to view the livestream: ... more

  • MAY

    Exoplanets: Weird and Wonderful Worlds

    Fri at 02:30 PM Open to Public

    Astronomers now know of thousands of worlds orbiting other stars in our galaxy. These so-called “exoplanets” are surprisingly diverse, spanning giant planets with super-heated atmospheres to small rocky worlds with rock vapor in their air. These findings are all leading up to the discovery everyone is waiting for - another planet like our own! Meet an Astronomer welcomes guest astronomer, Dr. Tyler Robinson, Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University.

  • MAY

    Astronomy on Tap - Bryan/College Station

    Wed at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    In celebration of Hubble’s birthday, this month, Dr. Jasleen Matharu will talk about how the Hubble Deep Field revolutionized astronomy, followed by Dr. Casey Papovich, who will talk about all the science we’ve done with the Hubble Space Telescope! There will also be trivia! For more information: RSVP here, and follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram! Event starts at 5PM Seattle time. When?: Wednesday, May 20. The event begins at 5pm Seattle time. Where?: Astronomy ... more

  • MAY

    NASA - From Earth to Mars and Beyond

    Tue at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Mark Guillette in a YouTube Live event with interactive chat feature. Go to Marks youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/mjguillette/videos for the live feed.There will be a short discussion of the historic Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, followed by a look at some of the current missions including Hubble and Mars 2020, ending with some upcoming programs and missions including the SLS rocket and Orion capsule and the James Web Telescope. Q&A ... more