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.

  • JUN

    Mars 2020, Robotic Arm – Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

    Tue at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Diana Trujillo moved to the U.S from Colombia and paid her way through college by cleaning houses. Join our conversation to find out how she is helping to find signs of ancient life on Mars through her work on the Perseverance rover's robotic arm. We'll be taking your questions live from the chat. The team is on track to launch Perseverance in July 2020 and ... more

  • JUN

    Making a Mars Rover

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    We're preparing to launch the Perseverance rover to Mars, but what's involved in getting the Mars 2020 rover mission ready to head to Mars, and how do we prepare for operations once we're there? In this month's show, we'll talk with one of the researchers working on Mars 2020 to get a scientist's perspective on what it's like to develop a Mars rover mission. We'll then transition to hear about how NASA-JPL uses unique testing facilities on Earth for developing Mars rovers - testbeds for ... more

  • JUN

    Visual Astronomy 101

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Our speaker will be Mike Hotka, Astronomical League Master Observer with Platinum Award Level. Mike's book is Exploring Amateur Astronomy: Goal Oriented Observing. The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the Public. However, due to the Covid 19 virus UW campus closure, this meeting will only be on-line. From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members on-line. The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, ... more

  • JUN

    A Revolution In Commercial Space Development: The Next 42 Months

    Tue at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Bruce Pittman from NASA's Space Portal Office, as he shares with us the present, and future of commercial ventures in space.RegistrationNight Sky Network members can find more information and a link to preregister for this webinar (login required) at: available to everyone via Night Sky Network YouTube.Find the ... more

  • JUN

    AoT Seattle - The Greatest Movie of All Time

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    This AoT Seattle - The Greatest Movie of All Time (special event) scheduled for Jun 11, 2020, 08:00 PM is cancelled.

  • JUN

    BEAS Membership Meeting with speaker Emily Levesque

    Thu at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    The Boeing Employees Astronomical Society invites SAS to their June Membership meeting with speaker Emily Levesque. Emily's research interests are focused on massive stellar astrophysics and the use of massive stars as cosmological tools. Her current research program includes panchromatic observations and models of star-forming galaxies and their young stellar populations; host galaxy and progenitor studies of massive star transients such as LBVs, supernovae, and long-duration gamma-ray ... more

  • JUN

    Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

    Thu at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Meet NASA's Eric Aguilar, Mars 2020 Technical Group Supervisor - Behind the Spacecraft - Live Q&A Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Eric Aguilar oversees a laboratory where engineering models of the Perseverance rover’s subsystems are tested. Join our chat to find out how they test models on Earth to make sure they work as expected on Mars. We'll be taking your questions live from ... more

  • JUN

    Live Deep Sky Tour - McDonald Observatory

    Tue at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us for live views of several deep-sky targets from the dark skies at McDonald Observatory. Your host Stephen Hummel will show you views from a camera attached to a research-grade 16" telescope at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. Early Summer skies in the Northern Hemisphere are full of wonderful gems for us to explore! The targets, weather permitting, will be: 1. M13, or the Great Hercules Cluster (pictured in thumbnail) 2. M83, or the "Southern Pinwheel Galaxy" 3. NGC 4361, or ... more

  • JUN

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Astrophotography Round Table General discussion about astrophotography topics. Come ask questions, share your experiences, and discuss the latest things happening in AP. Meeting pw, if needed: 165831 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 until the Museum reopens.

  • JUN

    3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    This SAS Board Meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be online on Zoom. SAS members can log in to the SAS website for a link to the meeting. The public wishing to attend can email for a link.