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.

  • MAY

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Thu at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Polar Alignment This will be a online WebEx group discussion surrounding Polar Alignment, moderated by Scott Carness. Meeting will be from 6:30 - 7:30. Come join us to learn about and share your experiences polar aligning! Meeting number (access code): 625 121 762 Meeting password: jiPDMb6K6E3 (54736265 from phones and video systems)

  • MAY

    What's Up, Tonight's Skies with Bobby Farlice-Rubio

    Tue at 11:30 AM Open to Public

    Want help stepping into the back yard and pondering the cosmos while you're at home? Join a world-class astronomy presenter each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 AM Seattle time. We'll be using the FREE open-source software Stellarium ( to teach you about the night sky. This class is open to the public, adults and students alike. Watch on our YouTube channel

  • MAY

    Astronomy on Tap - Saint Louis

    Mon at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Two fascinating talks about astronomy live to your home. This time, Dr. Kirsten L. Siebach from Rice University presents "Reading the Martian Rock Record: stories from a previously habitable world". For the second talk (directly after the first), Dr. Ryan Watkins from the Planetary Science Institute presents her talk "Back to the Surface: scouting Lunar landing sites from orbit". Talks start at 5 pm Seattle time.

  • MAY

    Boeing Employees Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thu at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    The Boeing Employees Astronomical Society has invited SAS members to their monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30pm with BEAS social time and at 7:00pm with BEAS introduction and the evening speaker's, presentation. The presentation will be "5 Fixes for 10 Tough Problems Astronomers Encounter at Big Public Stargazing Events" by former Bryce Canyon National Park Interpretive Ranger, Kevin Poe. Poe has suggested a pre-meeting home work assignment. Set aside 45 minutes of quiet ... more

  • MAY

    SAS Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    The SAS Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This Board Meeting is usually at the Museum of Flight in the Red Barn Classroom; but because of the governor's restrictions on public meetings due to the Corona Virus, this Board Meeting will be on Zoom online. All SAS Board Meetings are open to the public. Check the SAS Website at for further information about the online meeting.

  • MAY

    Lowell Observatory Astronomy Day

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Celebrate National Astronomy Day with Lowell Observatory at 6pm AZ/Pacific. Live talks from Lowell astronomers and educators will look at astronomy as both a profession and a hobby that inspires us all. Topics include getting started in astronomy while everyone is at home practicing social distancing and doing at-home astronomy activities for kids. We'll also look at the legacy of Robert Burnham, who authored the authoritative Burnham's Celestial Handbook for both beginning and advanced ... more

  • MAY

    Stellar Odyssey Lecture

    Fri at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    You are invited to join the Memphis Astronomical Society General Meeting and Monthly Presentation via YouTube Live durning COVID 19 Shelter at Home Stellar Odyyssey Lecture by Bryan Hill - What is a star? For Astrophysics, the line of “Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are!”, has more meaning than expected. The Sun, the most well-known star is merely one in an endless stream of stars. Once observed, the answer to “what is a star?” becomes more ... more

  • APR

    Live Astrophotography Presentation

    Sun at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    Matt Dieterich will be giving a live presenation via YouTube about telescopes, mounts, and astrophotography. He will share some recent telescope observatories he helped install equipment for. To join the live session, search for The Astro Imaging Channel on You Tube when the live stream begins April 26th at 6:30 PM.

  • APR

    Online Social Hour

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Let us have an informal, online member social hour tonight. Grab a bowl of ice cream and/or your favorite comfort food and log in to connect with other SAS members. There will be no formal, guest speaker presentation. I will have 10-15 minutes of information on the latest SAS news. The rest of the time is open for members to share what they are doing, chat, offer ideas and ask questions. See you tonight. John McLaren, SAS President

  • APR

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 05:30 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Astrophotography! No special topic this week. Instead, we'll just have a zoom hangout to chat about astrophotography and have some general comraderie. The online zoom link is posted here. Note this meeting will be earlier than normal (since we aren't constrained by the Museum). Meeting will be from 5:30 - 6:30.