Events titled like General Meeting

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  • AUG
    17

    General Meeting

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The SAS presents Author Paul Bogard, The End of Night A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. In this talk based on his book THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard seeks to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. Using a blend of personal narrative, natural history, ... more

  • JUL
    20

    General Meeting

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    SAS Show and Tell Do you have an astronomy related project that you'd like to share with your fellow SAS members? Talk about telescope making, astrophotography, outreach activities, or an interesting topic in astronomy. Talk for 5-10 minutes, slides suggested but not required. Contact activies@seattleastro.org with your ideas.

  • FEB
    19

    General Meeting

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Please join us for our February General Meeting. We will have a short talk followed by a couple videos. SAS board member David Ingram will speak about the International Dark-Sky Association and SAS's participiation in it. Following the talk, we'll show a short video in remembrance of DIY telescope pioneer John Dobson and a video lecture by UCB astronomy professor Alex Filippenko.

  • DEC
    18

    General Meeting

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Have you already seen all eight planets in the Solar System and now crave a new challenge? At this General Meeting, UW astronomy graduate student Brett Morris will describe a new realm of planetary observation available to amateurs: making measurements of exoplanets transiting other suns. Morris will also talk about his research on characterizing exoplanets using the Kepler Space Telescope and Keck Observatories.

  • OCT
    16

    General Meeting

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Star Parties Revisited: As amateur astronomers, we like to get outside and use our telescopes and share the night sky with others. Star parties take place around our local community and around the world and no two are the same. Former SAS President Jon Bearscove will share his experience in attending everything from local star parties to the largest star party in the world complete with rock concerts. He will emphasize the types of star parties, what to expect, and rules of the ... more