Virtual Stroll Around the Galactic Neighborhood and Beyond


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:

Speaker: Irene Pease


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.

  • SEP

    The Exceptional Astronomical Discoveries of the Ancient Greeks

    Fri at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    7:00-7:30 p.m. - Virtual Lecture7:30-9:00 p.m. - Virtual Panel Q&A and Discussion Far surpassing all other ancient civilizations, the Greeks used the scientific method to discover Earth's shape, measure its circumference, calculate the size and distance of the Moon, and debate whether Earth orbits the Sun. I will tell the story of this remarkable civilization, discuss how they learned about the cosmos, and summarize the pivotal role their achievements played in kickstarting the ... more

  • SEP

    Robotic Exploration of Titan with Dragonfly

    Wed at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission that will embark on a journey to Saturn's moon Titan in 2026. Selected as part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, Dragonfly will explore Titan's surface employing autonomous navigation with ground control providing only high-level waypoint and flight plan information. Carrying a suite of instruments, this robotic explorer will sample materials and determine surface composition in different geologic settings in order to characterize the habitability ... more

  • AUG

    SAS Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    The Seattle Astronomical Society Board Meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020. The meeting will be online. Members can log in to find the meeting link. All SAS Board Meetings are open to the public. Non-member can email President@SeattleAstro.Org for the meeting link. No Board Meeting is planned in the month of September. 2020

  • AUG

    Summer Observational Sharing

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The August SAS membership meeting will be an informal on-line gathering for members to share what they have been observing this summer and their plans for observing over the next months. Are you working on an Astronomical League Observing Program? Did you see Comet Neowise? Do you have any astro-images you want to share? Have you found any new observing techniques you would like to share? Have any questions you want help with? The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the ... more

  • AUG

    NASA's Search for Meteorites in Antarctica

    Tue at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Dr. Evans will describe some of her recent experiences deployed to Antarctica as part of NASA’s Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) 2019-2020 field team. She will also discuss the importance of NASA’s meteorite collection for understanding solar system evolution and relevance for current and future NASA missions.Dr. Cynthia Evans is the Senior Exploration Scientist for the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division within the Exploration ... more

  • AUG

    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

    Mon at 04:30 PM Open to Public

    Central Florida Astronomical Society Log on to hear everything you have ever wanted to hear about stars from NASA Solar System Ambassador Mark Guillette. Big stars, little stars; new stars, old stars; our star the Sun. Take part in a YouTube Live event with an interactive live chat feature. Q and A will be available throughout the presentation. Go directly to five mintues before the presentation start time and look for the live event.

  • AUG

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: New IR-Sensitive Planetary Cameras Zoom pw if needed: 153176 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.

  • AUG

    Astronomy on Tap - The Last Stargazers

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    AoTSeattle and UW DiRAC present: Astronomy at Home! Join Dr. Emily Levesque, author of the new popular science book The Last Stargazers, on an adventure exploring the life of a professional astronomer! Dr. Levesque will take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the most powerful telescopes in the world, share the science and stories of the people who run them, and talk about the crucial role of human curiosity in scientific discovery. The event will begin at 8pm, and there will ... more

  • AUG

    TAS General Meeting - Visual Astronomy

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The Tacoma Astromincal Society presenter will be Mike Hotka.Mike is a software developer, amateur astronomer, and "Dark Sky Ranger-Defender of Darkness"! Mike will be presenting on Visual Astronomy for beginners and experienced alike. A reminder of online meeting etiquette. If you join early, please come in and visit! We look forward to seeing you! If you come in after 7:30, please come in muted with video off. To minimalize the distraction during the presentations we ask that ... more

  • AUG

    How to Measure Light in the Night with Riverside Regional Library

    Tue at 08:30 AM Open to Public

    The Globe at Night project is an international campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution. Light pollution not only affects our view of the stars, but it also wastes energy and money, causes sleep disorders in people, and disrupts the sleeping and breeding habits of animals. Meet Dr. Connie Walker, Globe at Night Project Lead, on Tuesday, August 4 during a live virtual event. The Children’s/Youth Services Librarian at Riverside Regional Library, Alynda ... more