Announcements and News
The Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Park is the site for SAS members-only monthly star parties. The first star party at this location, originally called the Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party, occurred on March 23, 2012. The title of the location was recently changed. The next SAS member-only star party is scheduled for MARCH 21, 2015. Check our Through the Clouds discussion group and the SAS Website for details and driving directions. To join SAS go to http://www.seattleastro.org.
For information about future star parties and a map see http://seattleastro.org/obstiger.shtml.
GET OUT AND OBSERVE THAT NIGHT SKY!
According to first reports from Globe at Night's (GaN) Connie Walker @
NOAO, there have been at least 8 reports from Seattle area observers.
Since the 21st of February there have been three good viewing nights
although last night, Friday the 25 was bitter cold. Visit www.globeatnight.org
and gear up now for the next break in the clouds. GaN is a great
opportunity to encourage areawide citizen and family science with a
hands-on learning activity outside of the classroom and to gather
light pollution data from an international perspective. Owners of the
new Unihedron Sky Quality Meters, SQM-L can monitor and report their
observing sites' light pollution/ sky brightness to GaN and to
Unihedron with precision.
For further information, see: www.darkskiesnorthwest.org
The next SAS meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. or be there at 7:00 p.m. for pre-meeting refreshments and treats.
A series of open house meetings, held two times each month, began on
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Theodore Jacobsen Observatory on the University of Washington campus.
The sessions include lectures as well as observing, when weather permits,
and are open to the public. This historic observatory features a refractor
which was manufactured in 1895!
IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR THE 2014 TABLE
MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY! FOR INFORMATION GO TO THE TMSP SITE:
The Paramount Park and Green Lake Star Parties are open to the public and are scheduled monthly for the Saturday night closest to the first quarter moon.
Check here and on the SAS Web site at http://www.seattle_astro.org or in the Through the Clouds discussion group for exact dates and for further information as
it becomes available.
Source: Spaceweather.com -- Lance Parrish
NEW MOON DATES 2015
JULY 16 (BLUE MOON)
An astrophotography group has formed. SAS members are invited to participate. For more information go to the SAS Web site at http://seattleastro.org or to the Through the Clouds discussion group home page through the link on this home page.
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