Member Websites

afunai@
afunai@
Justin Katsinis
Justin Katsinis
Preston Podaril
Preston Podaril
Ron  Hobbs

About Me

I am a life-long learner, deeply curious about the wondrous universe in which we live. I have been a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2001 and I also teach about astronomy and planetary science in a variety of settings.

Maxine  Nagel
Maxine Nagel
Gustavo Valerin
Gustavo Valerin

About Me

I love science in many ways, from aeronautics to computer and micro-controller programming.

I'm just a beginner on astronomy, hoping to make this science another passion in my life. 

Kalyani Patil
Kalyani Patil
Jane Repensek
Jane Repensek

About Me

I am a novice at stargazing and hope to improve my proficiency.  I have spent my career in financial services largely because my all-girls high school didn't have a physics class.  Making up for that in my adult years, I'm hoping to improve to ultimately studing and photographing the night sky!  I have a lot of happy learning to do!

Stephanie Pahl Anderson
Stephanie Pahl Anderson
David W. Ingram
David W. Ingram
Vp Education

About Me

My name is “Dave” Ingram and I am the SAS, Vice President of Education.   

I work with Aaron and the SAS Board and with our wonderful outreach volunteers to properly welcome new members at every level of experience to the “Society”.   I already know that you are curious about the stars just like I am. 

Together, we can share what attracts us all to the night sky.  The Society provides a wide, thoughtful selection of educational opportunities that can guide you to learn, to share and to enjoy our being an SAS amateur astronomer.  

I was raised in clean air and under starry skies in Indiana farm country; a true “Hoosier”.  My high school buddies and I studied science and math.  In our free time we worked farm jobs, “bucked” bales of hay, tended dairy herds and built model planes, model rockets.  We even blew a few up.  With the help of our physics teacher, we also ground mirrors and built Dobsonian telescopes from “Edmond Scientific plans.   

In Missouri, I attended a small-college and earned a degree in Literature with a minor in Education.   

In 2011, after 30+ years I retired from Boeing.  In the summers of 2012-2014 I was an astronomy Volunteer in Park (ViP) at the Glacier National Park, MT..  Together with 3 other ViPs, I shared the Sun, the Milky Way, aurora borealis, the Moon, planets and stars with over 20,000 guests under some of the darkest skies in America’s National Park system. 

I am what you would call, a dedicated “all-season, visual” stargazer, sharing my passion for astronomy and science with my grandkids and with any other children and adults who are still “kids-at-heart”.  I participate in over 30 SAS “astronomy outreach” events a year.  I strongly support the International Dark-sky Association www.darksky.orgwith my time and money often traveling the four-state area (ID-MT-OR-WA) and the USA to promote the “dark sky movement which advocates citizen involvement in protecting and restoring dark night skies for us and for all future generations.   

If you are like me, and you love exploring the celestial sphere; if you want to learn how to share the adventure and grandeur of astronomy, please reach out to me.  I’d love to get to know what drives you to infinity and beyond the stars! -- Dave  

CinnyWoo
CinnyWoo

About Me

I am an Artist and a Maker.  Photography, woodworking, astronomy and music are my passions.  

Michelle Dallas
Michelle Dallas

About Me

I remember the first time I saw Saturn's rings at a star party somewhere in rural Iowa.  I was six or seven years old at the time and I was HOOKED! 

My education and career path took me in a different direction than the field of astronomy, but I am so grateful to participate as a passionate enthusiast through my involvement with SAS.

I am currently working in the marketing and communications field and obtained my Master of Communication and Digital Media from the University of Washington in 2018. I look forward to serving SAS members with well-rounded communications strategies in the coming year. 

Robertson Miller
Robertson Miller

About Me

Moved to Kirkland in 1996. I joined SAS at that time until 2006. Returning to SAS December, 2019. My wife and I own a cottage in a nearly dark sky location where I have my observatory setup. The observatory is a Meade 10" f8, Orion 80mm APO (600mm) and Orion 80ED guide scope (900mm) all riding on Losmandy G11 with Gemini II GoTo. Cameras are ZWO.

I am interested in participating in the Astrophotography SIG.

I am also on the board of directors of the Washington Alpine Club. My other activity is mountain hiking and climbing. Have climbed Mount Rainier five times. 

Graduated with BS in Computer Science in 1983 from University of California, Irvine (UCI). 

bruceV

About Me

Former professional document reviewer, former UW astronomy student.