Visual Observing Events

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  • MAY
    12

    What's Up, Tonight's Skies with Bobby Farlice-Rubio

    Tue at 11:30 AM Open to Public
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    Want help stepping into the back yard and pondering the cosmos while you're at home? Join a world-class astronomy presenter each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 AM Seattle time. We'll be using the FREE open-source software Stellarium (https://stellarium.org/) to teach you about the night sky. This class is open to the public, adults and students alike. Watch on our YouTube channel

  • JAN
    31

    Total Lunar Eclipse

    Wed at 03:00 AM Open to Public
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    Area astronomers including volunteers from the Seattle Astronomical Society will participate in viewing the early morning January 31st Total Lunar Eclipse from Solstice Park in West Seattle.

  • DEC
    13

    Geminid Meteor Shower Watch

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public
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    Beginning after sunset Wednesday, December 13th, upwards of 60 meteors per hour are expected to shower Earth until Moonrise at 4am on Thursday. The absence of moonlight, the Earth's "near perfect" intersection with Asteroid 3200 Phaethon's debris trail and a predicted peak meteor rate around midnight, makes this mid December meteor shower one of the best observing events of 2017. Area astronomers including volunteers from the Seattle Astronomical Society will be on hand to assist the ... more