Announcements and News

SAS MEMBER STAR PARTY: SAS MEMBERS ONLY, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016

posted Jan 23, 2011, 3:53 PM by Mary   [ updated Apr 23, 2016, 12:57 AM ]

 
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.  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
 

GOLDENDALE STAR PARTY 2016: DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

posted Jan 19, 2011, 4:31 AM by Mary   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 2:17 AM ]

 Plan ahead and watch the Website for information about the 2016 Goldendale Star Party.

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

 

SAS MEETING: THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH (Except January): UW PHYSICS/ ASTRONOMY BUILDING

posted Jan 19, 2011, 4:30 AM by Mary   [ updated Jan 4, 2016, 2:33 AM ]

The next SAS meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, except January, at 7:30 p.m. or be there at 7:00 p.m. for pre-meeting refreshments and treats.  No general meeting is ever scheduled for the month of January because the annual Banquet is scheduled for January, and it takes the place of the general monthly meeting.

THEODORE JACOBSEN OBSERVATORY at the UW

posted Nov 28, 2010, 1:47 AM by Mary   [ updated Sep 25, 2011, 1:24 AM ]

                                                                                                                       
 

 

OPEN HOUSE AT THEODORE JACOBSEN OBSERVATORY
 
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! 
 
 

 

 
 

                                          

 
 

TABLE MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY - AUG. 2-6, 2016 AT EDEN VALLEY GUEST RANCH

posted Nov 28, 2010, 1:45 AM by Mary   [ updated Jan 4, 2016, 2:40 AM ]

 
IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR THE Aug. 11 - 15, 2015 TABLE  MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY AT THE EDEN VALLEY GUEST RANCH!  FOR INFORMATION GO TO THE TMSP SITE:
 
 
 

GREEN LAKE STAR PARTY/PARAMOUNT PARK STAR PARTY: MAY 14, 2016

posted Nov 3, 2010, 4:20 AM by Mary   [ updated Apr 23, 2016, 12:55 AM ]

 

 Spaceweather.com

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. 
 

NEW MOON: May 6, 2016 - Look on this page for 2016 new moon dates.

posted Oct 28, 2010, 12:57 AM by Mary   [ updated Apr 23, 2016, 12:57 AM ]

Source: Spaceweather.com -- Lance Parrish
 
NEW MOON DATES 2016
 
JAN. 20                
 
FEB. 8
 
MARCH 8
  
APRIL 7

MAY 6
 
JUNE 4
 
JULY 4
 
AUG. 2
 
SEPT. 1

SEPT 30

OCT. 30

NOV. 29

DEC. 28













 

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY MEETINGS: See http://seattleastro.org

posted Oct 28, 2010, 12:51 AM by Mary   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 2:44 AM ]

moon and venus
 
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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