Shown in date descending order.

  • APR
    13

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Calibration Frames. Stephanie will be discussing the theory behind and technique for taking calibration frames for your data. 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 m_dahl@mac.com 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 ... more

  • MAR
    17

    SAS Welcomes Dr. Phil Plait presenting, "Strange New Worlds"

    Wed at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    We are extremely excited and honored to welcome Phil Plait to SAS! Phil is one of the world's most dynamic and heavily followed astronomers and science communicators and we are so excited to spend time together. Dr. Plait's presentation entitled, "Strange New Worlds" is about the search for exoplanets and comparing them to Earth. Members log in for link at 6 PM. Guests please log in at 6:30 PM at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82181996010. Be one of Phil's 600,000 plus followers on ... more

  • MAR
    09

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: The Practical Considerations of Choosing an Imaging Camera. Wade will discuss things to look for when choosing a camera and the practical implications they have on your imaging. 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 m_dahl@mac.com for the link to this meeting. Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the ... more

  • FEB
    18

    Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

    Thu at 11:15 AM Open to Public

    We are almost at the finish line! Join the SAS community as we have our fingers crossed for the successful landing of this monumental, once in a decade event. NASA's Perseverance rover is set to touch down on Mars Feb. 18, 2021 at approximately 12:55 PM PST. This robotic astrobiologist will search for signs of ancient life, pave the way for human exploration, and collect rock and soil samples for future return to Earth. Join the world in watching this monumental event. Coverage from ... more

  • FEB
    13

    2021 SAS Banquet

    Sat at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    This year we welcome Charles Liu of National Geographic's StarTalk and Dr. Melissa Rice of the Mars Perseverance Team! Seattle's own Warren Dunes will provide music for the night. Join us for this special online banquet as tickets will be FREE w/optional donation! Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University. Melissa leads the Western Mars Lab which is a planetary geology research group for NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover. Dr. Liu is an ... more

  • FEB
    09

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Cable Management. Dovetailing from our automation discussion last month, Matt will discuss best practices for maintaining all your cables while running your photographic rig. 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 m_dahl@mac.com for the link to this meeting. Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of ... more

  • JAN
    28

    New Member & Volunteering Info Session

    Thu at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    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 outreach@seattleastro.org This event will serve multiple purposes as a New Member Orientation, informational session for those interested in joining, and for those who are seeking ways to get involved. We will cover programming and events for 2021, volunteer opportunities, and fun ... more

  • JAN
    20

    Seeking Signs of Ancient Life in Jezero Crater with the Mars Perseverance Rover

    Wed at 06:30 PM Open to Public

    Members 6:30-6:45 PM, General Public 6:45-8 PM SAS is honored to welcome Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars Perseverance Rover Dr. Katie Stack Morgan! Presentation Abstract: NASA’s next flagship mission launched to Mars on July 2020 and will begin its mission on the martian surface in February 2021. The Mars 2020 mission is seeking signs of past life in Jezero crater, the site of an ancient delta and crater lake. Perseverance will also collect a diverse and compelling set of ... more

  • JAN
    12

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Making the Most of Your Imaging Sessions: How to Automate Your Rig We’ll discuss the software and hardware you need to automate your imaging sessions, allowing you to make the most of taking your scope out This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public. 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 ... more

  • DEC
    27

    SAS Board Meeting

    Sun at 11:00 AM Open to Public

    The SAS Board Meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The meeting will be online due to government restrictions related to the Corona Virus. Before making final plans for attendance as December 27 approaches, check this page or the SAS calendar and home page to learn of possible cancellation or the location and status of the meeting. SAS Board Meetings are open to the public upon request to president@seattleastro.org