Special Event Events

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  • 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!

  • JUL
    09

    A Day in the Life of the Deep Space Network

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Following a day in the life of the Deep Space Network; the coder to the scientist to the ACE to the spacecraft and back again. We’ll explore the different aspects of what actually goes into the difficult Tetris game that is Deep Space Communications and what’s coming next.

  • JUL
    06

    Constellation Tour 02 - Ursa Major

    Mon at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Take a tour with me through the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This tour will be conducted using Stellarium and released on YouTube. This is part of a series of 88 virtual sky tours that will take you around the entire sky, one constellation at a time. Join me as we go through the constellation's location in the sky, it's brighter stars, double stars, and a few deep-sky objects.These tours will be presented on Monday evenings. Each tour will run for 10 to 30 minutes.The ... more

  • JUN
    30

    Mars 2020, Robotic Arm – Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

    Tue at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Diana Trujillo moved to the U.S from Colombia and paid her way through college by cleaning houses. Join our conversation to find out how she is helping to find signs of ancient life on Mars through her work on the Perseverance rover's robotic arm. We'll be taking your questions live from the chat. The team is on track to launch Perseverance in July 2020 and ... more

  • JUN
    18

    Making a Mars Rover

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    We're preparing to launch the Perseverance rover to Mars, but what's involved in getting the Mars 2020 rover mission ready to head to Mars, and how do we prepare for operations once we're there? In this month's show, we'll talk with one of the researchers working on Mars 2020 to get a scientist's perspective on what it's like to develop a Mars rover mission. We'll then transition to hear about how NASA-JPL uses unique testing facilities on Earth for developing Mars rovers - testbeds for ... more

  • JUN
    16

    A Revolution In Commercial Space Development: The Next 42 Months

    Tue at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Bruce Pittman from NASA's Space Portal Office, as he shares with us the present, and future of commercial ventures in space.RegistrationNight Sky Network members can find more information and a link to preregister for this webinar (login required) at: https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=668Livestream available to everyone via Night Sky Network YouTube.Find the ... more

  • JUN
    11

    AoT Seattle - The Greatest Movie of All Time

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    This AoT Seattle - The Greatest Movie of All Time (special event) scheduled for Jun 11, 2020, 08:00 PM is cancelled.

  • JUN
    11

    BEAS Membership Meeting with speaker Emily Levesque

    Thu at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    The Boeing Employees Astronomical Society invites SAS to their June Membership meeting with speaker Emily Levesque. Emily's research interests are focused on massive stellar astrophysics and the use of massive stars as cosmological tools. Her current research program includes panchromatic observations and models of star-forming galaxies and their young stellar populations; host galaxy and progenitor studies of massive star transients such as LBVs, supernovae, and long-duration gamma-ray ... more

  • JUN
    11

    Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

    Thu at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Meet NASA's Eric Aguilar, Mars 2020 Technical Group Supervisor - Behind the Spacecraft - Live Q&A Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Eric Aguilar oversees a laboratory where engineering models of the Perseverance rover’s subsystems are tested. Join our chat to find out how they test models on Earth to make sure they work as expected on Mars. We'll be taking your questions live from ... more

  • JUN
    09

    Live Deep Sky Tour - McDonald Observatory

    Tue at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us for live views of several deep-sky targets from the dark skies at McDonald Observatory. Your host Stephen Hummel will show you views from a camera attached to a research-grade 16" telescope at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. Early Summer skies in the Northern Hemisphere are full of wonderful gems for us to explore! The targets, weather permitting, will be: 1. M13, or the Great Hercules Cluster (pictured in thumbnail) 2. M83, or the "Southern Pinwheel Galaxy" 3. NGC 4361, or ... more