New Member & Volunteering Info Session

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Open to Public

Type: Outreach

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

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

Event Coordinator: Wendy Froggatt

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

Meeting link/questions contact Wendy at 

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

(Meeting will be via Zoom but normally held at the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory at UW)

We are excited to meet you no matter what your background! Let's chat, share, learn, and talk astronomy as we hope to help in finding community. Hope to see you! - SAS Welcoming Team

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