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.

  • AUG

    SAS Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS Board Meeting will be on Zoom. It is scheduled for August 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Members can log in to find the link to the Zoom meeting. Non-members can email prior to 3 p.m. for the link to the Zoom meeting.

  • JUL

    Constellations: Science and Stories in the Sky

    Tue at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Summer is the finest part of the year for stargazing because it offers warm nights and the beauty of the Milky Way running straight overhead. The constellations we see have been passed down to us across generations with patterns that reflect different stories from around the world.As part of STAR Net‘s Sky Stories campaign, the American Museum of Natural History’s own Carter Emmart will show you how to identify the constellations and introduce you to a few of these stories ... more

  • JUL

    Gateway to the Stars - July 2020

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    The Gateway to the Stars online program will begin at 6 pm with a special speaker This will be followed about 7 pm by "Virtual Stargazing at the Gateway Arch." FIrst, our Sky Ranger will provide a tour of the August night sky and upcoming events The event will be co-hosted by the St. Louis Astronomical Society and Dark Sky MIssouri. IT WILL BE STREAMED VIA FACEBOOK LIVE AT THE FOLLOWING SITE:

  • JUL

    Skywatching: Mars Rover

    Sat at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to drive a Mars rover? Mars is around 69 million miles from Earth (give or take depending on it's orbit) which means there is a lag between sending a direction to the rover to do a task and the rover receiving that direction. With NASA about to launch it's fourth rover mission to Mars, learn about what it takes to talk to the rovers and the science they do for us.Keri Bean, Rover Planner for the Curiosity Mars Rover and training lead for Mars ... more

  • JUL

    Comet Neowise Virtual Star Party

    Fri at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Join Oklahoma City Astronomy Club members Danny MacDonald and Andy Fryhover as we discuss Comet Neowise! We will go over a history of the comet - how it was discovered and when and what's going to happen in the future. Then, we will go on a night sky tour so you can find the comet yourself. Finally, we'll show off some club member photographs of the comet, share some viewing experiences, and show YOU some ways you can take photos of it yourself.

  • JUL

    NSN Webinar: Solar Orbiter: A joint ESA/NASA mission

    Thu at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network to hear Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as she shares with us an update on the Solar Orbiter mission. Solar Orbiter, a space mission of international collaboration between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, is the latest mission to study the Sun. The mission will address a central question of heliophysics: How does the sun create and control the giant bubble of magnetic fields around it, the heliosphere? Night Sky ... more

  • JUL

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Photographing Comets With comet NEOWISE in the sky, now is a great time to do some comet photography! Looking to learn how to image comets? We'll go over some basics on getting a good image. Already captured the comet? Come share with the group your tips and tricks for getting your shot (and share your images!). Meeting pw, if needed: 425333 This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Meets second Tuesday ... more

  • JUL

    Armchair Star Party

    Fri at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) astronomers in our second Armchair (virtual) Star Party. We will take you on a guided tour of the current night sky and introduce you to the tools of astronomy. From their homes, SJAA members will share live views (weather permitting) as well as long-exposure photos of heavenly objects.Please see for event details!

  • JUL

    A Day in the Life of the Deep Space Network

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Following a day in the life of the Deep Space Network; the coder to the scientist to the ACE to the spacecraft and back again. We’ll explore the different aspects of what actually goes into the difficult Tetris game that is Deep Space Communications and what’s coming next.

  • JUL

    Constellation Tour 02 - Ursa Major

    Mon at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Take a tour with me through the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This tour will be conducted using Stellarium and released on YouTube. This is part of a series of 88 virtual sky tours that will take you around the entire sky, one constellation at a time. Join me as we go through the constellation's location in the sky, it's brighter stars, double stars, and a few deep-sky objects.These tours will be presented on Monday evenings. Each tour will run for 10 to 30 minutes.The ... more