Calendar

  • OCT
    04

    SAS Board Meeting 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    The Seattle Astronomical Society Board Meeting is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on October 4, 2020. The meeting will be on-line. All SAS Board Meetings are open to the public. Members must log in to the SAS website to see the link to the meeting. Non-members can email President@SeattleAstro.Org prior to the start of the meeting for the link.

  • OCT
    10

    Virtual Telescope Viewings

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope.Weather permitting, we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.About NellieNellie is a 36-inch reflector telescope, ... more

  • OCT
    13

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:15 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Exoplanet Observing for Amateurs Original link did not work...link has been updated (and should work now). Adam Landefeld will discuss his experiences in exoplanet photometry using his amateur equipment. Come learn how to be a citizen scientist! 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 ... more

  • OCT
    14

    Revealing the Universe With Infrared

    Wed at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    NASA experts will discuss how we use non-visible light to explore the universe. Our focus will be on infrared astronomy and the upcoming ASTHROS mission, a balloon-based telescope that will study star-forming regions in the Milky Way galaxy in far-infrared light. JPL education specialist Brandon Rodriguez will be joined by mission engineer Jose Siles for a presentation about how NASA is using infrared light to reveal the hidden universe around us.The live broadcast will also include a ... more

  • OCT
    14

    The Hunt for Dark Matter in the Universe: New Experiments

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Astronomers today understand that the universe is full of a mysterious substance they call “dark matter” (because it doesn’t give off any light or other radiation we can detect.) Dr. Shutt will discuss the motivation behind the multi-decade, world-wide effort to test the idea that dark matter is in the form of particles as small as a neutrino but as heavy as an atom. He will describe the experiment he is involved with, that uses 7 tons of liquefied Xenon to measure ... more

  • OCT
    15

    Galaxy of Horrors: Terrifying Real Planets

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    There are many deadly worlds out there in the Milky Way. This month’s show will profile some of the real - and terrifying - planets NASA missions have discovered and discuss how they fit into the overall picture of what dangers lurk in the darkness of space. Webcast:› Click here to watch the event live on YouTube› Click here to watch the event live on Ustream* Only the Thursday lectures are streamed live. Past shows are archived on YouTube.› Click here for ... more

  • OCT
    17

    Virtual Telescope Viewings

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope.Weather permitting, we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.About NellieNellie is a 36-inch reflector telescope, ... more

  • OCT
    21

    SAS Monthly Meeting - Discovery and Highlights of Sagittarius A*

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    UW Professor Emeritus Bruce Balick will present a Zoom talk on the discovery and highlights of some subsequent observations of Sagittarius A*, the astronomical radio source at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Members - sign in for the Zoom login link. Non-members are welcome to participate. Email President@SeattleAstro.Org prior to the meeting start for the login link.

  • NOV
    01

    Board Meeting

    Sun at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    A Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 1, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to all members and the public. Member should sign in to see the meeting link. Non-member can email President@SeattleAstro,Org prior to the meeting start for the meeting link.

  • NOV
    03

    TAS Member Meeting - Current Activities in Space!

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    You are invited to view the Tacoma Astromomical Society's November Member Meeting. Presentation - Current Activities in Space! Ken Young, General Manager Space Systems with Aerojet Rocketdyne will be be talking about several of the ongoing mission they are supporting and those that are about to launch. Please visit the TAS calendar at https://www.tas-online.org/calendar.php for the Zoom link.

  • NOV
    04

    Big Astronomy, People + Places + Discoveries

    Wed at 11:30 AM Open to Public

    Experience the California Academy of Sciences newest planetarium show from wherever you are in the universe! Join us on YouTube for a weekly livestream of the show every Wednesday at 11:30 am PT. "Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries" transports you to three world-class observatories in Chile’s rugged Andes Mountains and arid Atacama Desert-remote, extreme regions that happen to have the perfect conditions for astronomical research. Along the way, you’ll meet an ... more