Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting


Open to Public

Type: Astrophotography Sig

Held on: May 11, 2021 (Tue) at 07:15 PM to May 11, 2021 (Tue) at 09:00 PM

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

Speaker: Matt Dahl

Event Coordinator: Matt Dahl

NOTE: Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, Alex Pinkin's talk has been postponed to the June meeting.

Topic: Offset and Gain. Confused by gain and offset settings on your camera? Come learn how to understand the specifications put out by camera manufacturers and how to make the most of your camera settings for the targets you are shooting.

This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public.

Please email event coordinator Matt at for the link to this meeting.

Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight.  This meeting will be online via Zoom during the global COVID pandemic.

Shown in date descending order.

  • 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.

  • JUN

    All Space Considered - A Virtual Presentation from Griffith Observatory

    Fri at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Griffith Observatory holds this FREE public program on the first Friday of every month. Join the Observatory's curatorial staff as they examine and explain the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy and space science.June 5, 20207:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT10:30 PM EDT - 12:30AM EDTMore details to come! Watch previous "All Spece Considered" events below:Livestream:

  • JUN

    Measuring the Speed of Stars More Precisely Than Your Car’s Speedometer

    Fri at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    The “doppler method” or “wobble method” of detecting planets orbiting other stars, requires precise measurements of the speeds of those distant stars. If we can see a star oscillating towards and away from us, we can infer that an unseen planet is tugging on its parent star as it orbits. We will learn just how hard it is to precisely measure the speeds of stars to the precision of 9 cm/s (0.2 mph!) necessary for finding these Earth-like planets. Next-generation ... more

  • JUN

    Cosmic Coffee - Introducing the Lowell Discovery Telescope

    Thu at 09:00 AM Open to Public

    Cosmic Coffee explores a different topic in astronomy or planetary science each week. This week, Lowell Observatory Director Dr. Jeff Hall gives us a tour of the 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope, the 5th largest optical telescope in the continental United States. Cosmic Coffee is presented each Thursday at 9am AZ/PT.

  • JUN

    Meet an Astronomer - Cannibal Galaxies

    Tue at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    Many galaxies have a sinister secret: they’re cannibals. The biggest have grown bloated by devouring their neighbors in galactic feeding frenzies that would make Hannibal Lecter proud. Like detectives at the scene of a crime, astronomer Dr. Michael West searches for clues to reveal the violent histories of cannibal galaxies and their victims. But separating the cannibal from the cannibalized isn’t always easy.