New Member & Volunteering Info Session

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Open to Public

Type: New Members Orientation

Held on: Oct 28, 2021 (Thu) at 06:30 PM to Oct 28, 2021 (Thu) at 08:00 PM

Online Location: Please sign in to see online meeting location.

Event Coordinator: Stan Dyck

We here at SAS are very excited to welcome both recently joined members over the past year and those interested in learning more about SAS! 

Meeting will be via Zoom. Please register in advance for this meeting:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdu-vqjIpGdN9Bq9bTLxSGEj2Kz1FjIMn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Any questions, please contact Stan at membership@seattleastro.org 

This event will serve multiple purposes as a New Member Orientation, informational session for those interested in joining, and for those who are seeking ways to get involved. We will cover programming and events for 2021 and volunteer opportunities

We are excited to meet you and Hope to see you there! 

Shown in date descending order.

  • JUN
    08

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM
    Open to Public

    Topic: Building a weather monitoring station. Alex Pinkin will discuss his techinque for building his weather monitoring station for his observatory. This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public. Non-members, please email event speaker Alex at apinkin@gmail.com for the link to this meeting. Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight. This ... more

    6 attending
  • MAY
    19

    The Parker Solar Probe - A NASA Mission to Touch the Sun

    Wed at 06:30 PM
    Open to Public

    SAS is honored to welcome NASA Nasa Solar System Ambassador & former SAS President, John McLaren! We are thrilled for John's presentation entitled, "The Parker Solar Probe - A NASA Mission to Touch the Sun". Abstract The Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the Sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. Launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability ... more

    1 attending
  • MAY
    11

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM
    Open to Public

    NOTE: Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, Alex Pinkin's talk has been postponed to the June meeting. Topic: Offset and Gain. Confused by gain and offset settings on your camera? Come learn how to understand the specifications put out by camera manufacturers and how to make the most of your camera settings for the targets you are shooting. This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public. Please ... more

    1 attending
  • APR
    28

    NASA's Dr. Giada Arney, "The Story of the Universe with the LUVOIR Telescope"

    Wed at 06:00 PM
    Open to Public

    SAS is honored to welcome NASA's Giada Arney! Dr. Arney is a Research Space Scientist in the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and we are thrilled for her presentation entitled, "Telling the Story of Life in the Universe with the LUVOIR Concept". If revolutionary telescopes, deep space discoveries, and the latest on NASA mission proposals excites you than you won't want to miss this! Members log in for link at 6 PM. Public log in at 6:30 PM at ... more

    1 attending
  • APR
    13

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM
    Open to Public

    Topic: Calibration Frames. Stephanie will be discussing the theory behind and technique for taking calibration frames for your data. This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public. Please email event coordinator Matt at m_dahl@mac.com for the link to this meeting. Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight. This meeting will be online via Zoom ... more

    1 attending
  • MAR
    17

    SAS Welcomes Dr. Phil Plait presenting, "Strange New Worlds"

    Wed at 06:00 PM
    Open to Public

    We are extremely excited and honored to welcome Phil Plait to SAS! Phil is one of the world's most dynamic and heavily followed astronomers and science communicators and we are so excited to spend time together. Dr. Plait's presentation entitled, "Strange New Worlds" is about the search for exoplanets and comparing them to Earth. Members log in for link at 6 PM. Guests please log in at 6:30 PM at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82181996010. Be one of Phil's 600,000 plus followers on ... more

    2 attending
  • MAR
    09

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM
    Open to Public

    Topic: The Practical Considerations of Choosing an Imaging Camera. Wade will discuss things to look for when choosing a camera and the practical implications they have on your imaging. This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public. Please email event coordinator Matt at m_dahl@mac.com for the link to this meeting. Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the ... more

    2 attending
  • FEB
    18

    Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

    Thu at 11:15 AM
    Open to Public

    We are almost at the finish line! Join the SAS community as we have our fingers crossed for the successful landing of this monumental, once in a decade event. NASA's Perseverance rover is set to touch down on Mars Feb. 18, 2021 at approximately 12:55 PM PST. This robotic astrobiologist will search for signs of ancient life, pave the way for human exploration, and collect rock and soil samples for future return to Earth. Join the world in watching this monumental event. Coverage from ... more

    0 attending
  • FEB
    13

    2021 SAS Banquet

    Sat at 04:00 PM
    Open to Public

    This year we welcome Charles Liu of National Geographic's StarTalk and Dr. Melissa Rice of the Mars Perseverance Team! Seattle's own Warren Dunes will provide music for the night. Join us for this special online banquet as tickets will be FREE w/optional donation! Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University. Melissa leads the Western Mars Lab which is a planetary geology research group for NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover. Dr. Liu is an ... more

    101 attending
  • FEB
    09

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM
    Open to Public

    Topic: Cable Management. Dovetailing from our automation discussion last month, Matt will discuss best practices for maintaining all your cables while running your photographic rig. This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public. Please email event coordinator Matt at m_dahl@mac.com for the link to this meeting. Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of ... more

    2 attending