Virtual Stroll Around the Galactic Neighborhood and Beyond

Friendly

Open to Public

Type: Special Event

Held on: Nov 26, 2020 (Thu) at 05:00 PM to Nov 26, 2020 (Thu) at 06:00 PM

Online Location: https://www.facebook.com/FriendlyNeighborhoodAstronomer/

Speaker: Irene Pease

Location:

Event Coordinator: John McLaren

Join your Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer Irene Pease for a live, virtual stroll around the galactic neighborhood and beyond. Tune in on the FNA's Facebook

Shown in date descending order.

  • OCT
    17

    Virtual Telescope Viewings

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope.Weather permitting, we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.About NellieNellie is a 36-inch reflector telescope, ... more

  • OCT
    15

    Galaxy of Horrors: Terrifying Real Planets

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    There are many deadly worlds out there in the Milky Way. This month’s show will profile some of the real - and terrifying - planets NASA missions have discovered and discuss how they fit into the overall picture of what dangers lurk in the darkness of space. Webcast:› Click here to watch the event live on YouTube› Click here to watch the event live on Ustream* Only the Thursday lectures are streamed live. Past shows are archived on YouTube.› Click here for ... more

  • OCT
    14

    The Hunt for Dark Matter in the Universe: New Experiments

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Astronomers today understand that the universe is full of a mysterious substance they call “dark matter” (because it doesn’t give off any light or other radiation we can detect.) Dr. Shutt will discuss the motivation behind the multi-decade, world-wide effort to test the idea that dark matter is in the form of particles as small as a neutrino but as heavy as an atom. He will describe the experiment he is involved with, that uses 7 tons of liquefied Xenon to measure ... more

  • OCT
    14

    Revealing the Universe With Infrared

    Wed at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    NASA experts will discuss how we use non-visible light to explore the universe. Our focus will be on infrared astronomy and the upcoming ASTHROS mission, a balloon-based telescope that will study star-forming regions in the Milky Way galaxy in far-infrared light. JPL education specialist Brandon Rodriguez will be joined by mission engineer Jose Siles for a presentation about how NASA is using infrared light to reveal the hidden universe around us.The live broadcast will also include a ... more

  • OCT
    13

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Exoplanet Observing for Amateurs Original link did not work...link has been updated (and should work now). Adam Landefeld will discuss his experiences in exoplanet photometry using his amateur equipment. Come learn how to be a citizen scientist! This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight. This meeting will be online ... more

  • OCT
    10

    Virtual Telescope Viewings

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope.Weather permitting, we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.About NellieNellie is a 36-inch reflector telescope, ... more

  • OCT
    04

    SAS Board Meeting 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    The Seattle Astronomical Society Board Meeting is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on October 4, 2020. The meeting will be on-line. All SAS Board Meetings are open to the public. Members must log in to the SAS website to see the link to the meeting. Non-members can email President@SeattleAstro.Org prior to the start of the meeting for the link.

  • SEP
    17

    The Last Stargazers

    Thu at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network to hear Dr. Emily Levesque share the science and adventures behind what it's like to be a professional astronomer and work at the world's cutting-edge observatories. A livestream will also be available to everyone via the Night Sky Network YouTube channel. Livestream: https://youtu.be/nKesmUh2WEc Find additional info about tonight's webinar on this resource page (NSN login required).:https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=673The ... more

  • SEP
    16

    SOFIA: An Engineering & Scientific Marvel

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters or 100 inches.. Flying into the stratosphere at 38,000-45,000 feet puts SOFIA above 99 percent of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere, allowing astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in ways that are not possible with ground-based telescopes. From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited ... more

  • SEP
    08

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Astrophotography sharing. Come talk about your summer experiences with astrophotography and learn from others! Zoom PW if needed: 394456 This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight. This meeting will be online for the foreseeable future during the global COVID pandemic.