Workshops Events

Shown in date descending order.

  • MAY
    21

    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
    13

    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
    18

    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 workshop@seattleastro.org 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
    20

    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
    24

    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

  • MAY
    02

    Equipment and Optics Workshop

    Sat at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    This workshop covers fundamental concepts necessary to obtain the best performance from your telescope and accessories. Topics include:- Understanding Eyepieces- Eye Relief Demonstration- Resolution and Contrast- Collimating a Newtonian or Schmidt Cass- Using the Star Test to tune up your scope- Getting the most from your scopePlease register by sending an email to Workshop@seattleastro.org. There will be ample time to ask questions. I’m planning to set up an “artificial ... more

  • MAR
    07

    Using Your Telescope

    Sat at 02:00 PM SAS Members Only

    Fundamental skills for using a telescope and observing the sky.To register, contact Bob Mulford at workshop@seattleastro.org. Topics include: -Using a planisphere to identify stars and constellations. -A sense of scale:Using star charts and a finder telescope. -Aiming a telescope and star hopping to a deep sky wonder. -Understanding nebula filters scale. -Understanding Nomenclature(Stars,M-numbers,NGC,more). -Understanding daily and seasonal changes in the sky. Both new and ... more

  • JAN
    10

    Stargazing with Telescope or Binoculars

    Sat at 02:00 PM SAS Members Only

    The Stargazing with Telescopes or Binoculars Workshop scheduled for Jan 10, 2015, 02:00 PM is cancelled and is replaced with a "Using Your Telescope" Workshop on March 7th. For details contact Bob Mulford at workshop@seattleastro.org.

  • NOV
    15

    Workshop - 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 workshop@seattleastro.org with your name. Saturday afternoon, November 15, 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 ... more