Calendar

  • MAY
    01

    Stellar Odyssey Lecture

    Fri at 06:00 PM Open to Public
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    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

  • MAY
    02

    Lowell Observatory Astronomy Day

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public
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    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
    02

    Paramount School Park Public Star Party

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public
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    This Paramount School Park Public Star Party (star party event) scheduled for May 02, 2020, 09:00 PM is cancelled

  • MAY
    02

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public
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    This Green Lake Public Star Party (star party event) scheduled for May 02, 2020, 09:00 PM is cancelled due to Corona Virus and government order of restriction of public events until May 4.

  • MAY
    03

    SAS Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public
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    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 seattleastro.com for further information about the online meeting.

  • MAY
    07

    Boeing Employees Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thu at 06:30 PM Open to Public
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    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
    11

    Astronomy on Tap - Saint Louis

    Mon at 05:00 PM Open to Public
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    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
    12

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

    Tue at 11:30 AM Open to Public
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    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 (https://stellarium.org/) to teach you about the night sky. This class is open to the public, adults and students alike. Watch on our YouTube channel

  • MAY
    14

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Thu at 07:30 PM Open to Public
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    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
    15

    Learn to take stellar photos with your phone

    Fri at 08:00 PM Open to Public
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    GRAB YOUR PHONE AND LEARN HOW TO TAKE STELLAR PHOTOS! If you have ever wanted to try your hand at astrophotography or hone your existing skills, now is your chance to do it from home! All you need is your cell phone! This beginners’ overview class will be led by the President of the East Bay Astronomical Society, Richard Ozer, and will guide you through basic steps of astrophotography. Use the following link to view the ... more

  • MAY
    16

    Goldendale Star Party

    Sat at 02:30 PM SAS Members Only
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    Washington State Parks has cancelled our reservation for the May 2020 Goldendale Star Party.

  • MAY
    18

    Astronomy on Tap - Los Angeles

    Mon at 07:30 PM Open to Public
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    The Hidden Universe In 3D with Dr. Reinier Janssen (CalTech) Hunting Planets With Radio Telescopes with Dr. Virginia Faramaz (JPL) Join our virtual edition of Astronomy on Tap to laern more about the hidden universe and exoplanets, with astronomically-themed pub trivia. For more information about our other events, see http://outreach.astro.caltech.edu .For other Astronomy on Tap chapters around the world, visit: http://astronomyontap.org/

  • MAY
    19

    Searching for the Triples, Quadruples and More in Wide Binary Systems

    Tue at 02:00 PM Open to Public
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    Wide stellar binaries are double stars with separations of more than 100 times the Earth-Sun distance. Because they are born as siblings and yet are only weakly bound to each other, they are crucial tools for astronomers wishing to study how stars are born, how they move around the Galaxy and how they interact with other stars or with dark matter. Lowell Observatory Predoctoral Associate Zach Hartman will describe how his team has discovered over 100,000 wide stellar binaries using new ... more

  • MAY
    19

    NASA - From Earth to Mars and Beyond

    Tue at 04:00 PM Open to Public
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    Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Mark Guillette in a YouTube Live event with interactive chat feature. Go to Marks youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/mjguillette/videos for the live feed.There will be a short discussion of the historic Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, followed by a look at some of the current missions including Hubble and Mars 2020, ending with some upcoming programs and missions including the SLS rocket and Orion capsule and the James Web Telescope. Q&A ... more

  • MAY
    20

    Astronomy on Tap - Bryan/College Station

    Wed at 05:00 PM Open to Public
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    In celebration of Hubble’s birthday, this month, Dr. Jasleen Matharu will talk about how the Hubble Deep Field revolutionized astronomy, followed by Dr. Casey Papovich, who will talk about all the science we’ve done with the Hubble Space Telescope! There will also be trivia! For more information: RSVP here, and follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram! Event starts at 5PM Seattle time. When?: Wednesday, May 20. The event begins at 5pm Seattle time. Where?: Astronomy ... more

  • MAY
    22

    Exoplanets: Weird and Wonderful Worlds

    Fri at 02:30 PM Open to Public
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    Astronomers now know of thousands of worlds orbiting other stars in our galaxy. These so-called “exoplanets” are surprisingly diverse, spanning giant planets with super-heated atmospheres to small rocky worlds with rock vapor in their air. These findings are all leading up to the discovery everyone is waiting for - another planet like our own! Meet an Astronomer welcomes guest astronomer, Dr. Tyler Robinson, Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University.

  • MAY
    22

    The Sky This Month - Livestream

    Fri at 08:00 PM Open to Public
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    Join Chabot’s astronomers, with Gerald McKeegan & Don Saito on Facebook Live for a short tour of May’s nighttime sky. Learn to recognize many of this month’s constellations and bright stars, and even learn a little about celestial navigation! To receive a notification when the talk begins, make sure to “Like” the Chabot Space and Science Center Facebook page. Use the following links to view the livestream: ... more

  • MAY
    27

    SpaceX Launch Watch Party

    Wed at 12:30 PM Open to Public
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    Join the Museum of Flight (MoF) as we watch the first mission to send humans into orbit from U.S. soil since NASA retired the space shuttle fleet in 2011! At 1:33 p.m. PDT, NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon capsule, with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard, is set to demonstrate SpaceX's ability to fly astronauts safely to and from the International Space ... more

  • MAY
    27

    NSN Webinar: International Space Station

    Wed at 06:00 PM Open to Public
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    Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific Time as we will discuss the latest from the International Space Station. More details coming soon!Registration:Registration information coming soon.Livestream available to everyone via Night Sky Network YouTube.Find the current webinar schedule on the NSN Webinar Series page.

  • MAY
    28

    The Most Mysterious Stars in our Galaxy

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public
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    AoTSeattle and UW DiRAC present: Astronomy at Home! This free series of livestreamed public events will feature accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe.IN THIS INSTALLMENT OF ASTRONOMY AT HOME: Join Dr. James Davenport as he attempts to solve the mystery of the most mysterious stars in the Universe! Dr. Davenport will be giving a presentation at 8pm, and there will be lots of time to ask questions ... more

  • JUN
    02

    Meet an Astronomer - Cannibal Galaxies

    Tue at 02:00 PM Open to Public
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    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.

  • JUN
    04

    Cosmic Coffee - Introducing the Lowell Discovery Telescope

    Thu at 09:00 AM Open to Public
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    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
    05

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

    Fri at 07:00 PM Open to Public
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    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
    05

    All Space Considered - A Virtual Presentation from Griffith Observatory

    Fri at 07:30 PM Open to Public
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    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: https://livestream.com/griffithobservatorytvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GriffithObservatory