Shown in date descending order.

  • OCT

    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

    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

    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: Find additional info about tonight's webinar on this resource page (NSN login required).: ... more

  • SEP

    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

    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.

  • 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