Member Websites

Ward W. Vuillemot
Ward W. Vuillemot
Webmaster

About Me

Ever since watching the Voyager on TV as it passed Jupiter, I've wanted to pursue the stars.  As early as 12 years old, I recall wanting to get a PhD in orbital mechanics and work at JPL.  I ended up taking a different course through aerospace engineering, technical Japanese interpretting, and software engineering while working at Boeing, Amazon, Xbox and others. 

Most of my obvserving is visual, but recently I've taken a renewed interest in astrophotography.  I live and work 100% remotely from central Washington (Chelan area), and enjoy seeing the Milky Way just 10 feet from my front-door. 

For the past ten years, I've built and operated the SAS website and backend IT (email, web hosting, etc). 

In 2014, I was recognized by Astronomical League for its Webmaster Award.

Darryn Lavery
Darryn Lavery
Equipment Manager

About Me

I grew up in Wales and obtained degrees in Math and Computing, and Human-Computer Interaction. While in the UK I interned at Royal Observatory Edinburgh where I prototyped a system to allow telescope control to be shared between sites in the UK and Hawaii. I have always been in interested in science and photography and recently became interested in astrophotography. During the day I am a Software Development Manager.

 

Matt Woicik
Matt Woicik
Bob Ehr
Bob Ehr
Nick Mautone
Nick Mautone
 
Sean Boon
Sean Boon
 
AndyM
AndyM

About Me

Like you, I have a bad habit of acquiring astronomy gear. It is almost as bad as my habit of acquiring photography gear. Oh who am I kidding, the scopes and tripods take up much more space. And I love it! Don't you? :)
Brian Wingert
Brian Wingert
Richard Gruver
Richard Gruver

About Me

I was born in Seattle in 1967, and I graduated from Chief Sealth High School in 1985, majoring in Spanish & Computer Programming. I currently work as a technicak support agent for Dish. Other than astronomy, my hobbies include photography, karaoke, chess and almost anything that ends in "-ology." I was 13 years old when I first saw the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, Cosmos, and I was an instant fan. I have seen every episode of the fun-fact-filled show serveral times, having recorded it on VHS in the 90s, and buying the DVD set in 1999. I really enjoyed the new Cosmos, too. Tyson has taken up Sagan's torch quite well. I had the priviledge of seeing Sagan give a lecture at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA, back in October 1994. I was spellbound. (Yet, too nervous to ask any questions during the Q&A segment. [sad face] ) Long live Sagan's legacy!

David Horn
David Horn
 

About Me

Hooked on telescopes and astronomy since I was a kid.  I always thought I might retire somewhere with dark skies and build an observatory and learn astrophotography.  Then I thought why wait? - I can learn astrophotography now!  So I bought a new Newt, an RC, and some gear and I'm learning a lot in my yard under suburban skies.  I have been enjoying meeting other amateur astronomers and attending SAS star parties.

ThirdRockAstronomy
ThirdRockAstronomy
Twitch  

About Me

Hello,

The actual names are Steve and Kristina. We both life long "look up' people. In 2014, we suffered a loss with Steve being injured on the job. After saving for quite a while, we bought our first telescope in 2019. We wanted to share this with the world. So we started streaming our astrophotography and sharing it with everyone. We try to stream as often as we can.

Well, we kinda went off the deep end falling into the rabbit hole so to say. 

We have a passion and am excited to share it with others as well as grow ourselves. 

Alexis
Alexis

About Me

Very new in the hobby of astrophotography, but I've been into Astronomy since I was a kid.

I am Software Engineer from Mexico, graduated from collage last year and moved to Seattle recently. 

Denis G. Janky
Denis G. Janky

About Me

Former President of SAS, deep sky visual observer and astrophotographer.