Workshops Events

Shown in date descending order.

  • MAY

    Buying A Telescope

    Sun at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    There is no perfect telescope, and the best telescope is one you will use often. This workshop explores what you need to know to make a good choice.

  • NOV

    Understanding Telescopes

    Sun at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    This workshop will cover basic concepts needed for choosing and using telescope, eyepieces, and star charts. A secondary purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for both new and established members to get to know each other. Several experienced SAS observers will help with discussions.

  • JUN

    All About Telescopes

    Sat at 02:00 PM SAS Members Only

    SAS Workshop on Buying and Using Telescopes. Please register by sending an email to with your name. Saturday afternoon, June 18th, at Theodore Jacobsen Observatory (TJO) on the UW Campus, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Free Parking is available on campus in the TJO parking lot after 12 noon. This workshop is open to all SAS members and is aimed at new and intermediate level amateur astronomers. A presentation on buying and using telescopes will be followed by a question ... more

  • MAR

    Stargazing and the City - The Basics

    Sun at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    An observing skills workshop aimed at helping new and intermediate observers learn and understand the sky.

  • JAN

    Stargazing from the City Workshop: Theodor Jacosen Observatory

    Sun at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    This event, originally scheduled for January 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m. and then canceled, has now been rescheduled for the original date, Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m., at the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory. Another workshop will also be held on March 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. These workshops on January 24, 2016 and on March 20, 2016 offer an excellent opportunity to learn elements of basic observing and essential sky knowledge. This is an observing skills workshop to help new and ... more