Club Meetings

Club meetings are held each month except December at the Evergreen branch of the Everett Public Library (not the main downtown branch) located at 9512 Evergreen Way. Dates and times vary.

Meeting schedule and history of topics

Meeting Date Speaker Topic
Dec ?? 2014   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
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Apr 12 2014 UW astrophysicist Matt McQuinn How the Milky Way was Formed
Mar 22 2014   “The Inner Planets – Mercury and Venus”.
Feb 15 2014   “Inside The Milky Way”. (with the Earth as TARDIS…)
A very clear and lucid (interesting, but understandable) presentation of the what all the various components that make up our Milky Way galaxy are, how they fit together, what they tell us about the history of how things in the galaxy have formed, what they would look like up close, and what processes will happen to them in the future. Based on current research, and with high quality graphics.
Jan 18 2014 William Ferguson Night sky landscape photography and camera adjustments.
Dec 14 2013   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 16 2013   "Solar Max".  We are near the maximum of solar activity for this solar cycle, although it is the lowest level of activity in nearly 100 years.   Even at a low maximum, flares, CMEs, and violent solar storms can occur, disrupting the Earth’s space-weather environment and leading to aurora displays and large electrical flows in the Earth and mankind’s technical infrastructure.  This presentation covers these activities that occur in and on the Sun at times of maximum.
Oct 19 2013   Constellations – the history, purposes and contents of constellations in
the sky.
Sep 14 2013 Dr. Alex Fillippenko "White Dwarfs, and Nova Eruptions", about the processes that allow small stars to suddenly brighten tremendously, and appear to be a ‘new star’.
Aug 24 2013 Ajay Narayanan "Making Sunlight: A Close Look at the Sun's Interior"
Jul 20 2013 Mike Dole Observing the Southern Sky from Chile
Jun 22 2013   In honor of the weekend’s ‘super-moon’, the presentation was ‘Mysteries of the Moon'.
May 25 2013 Ken Hoffman Getting Started with DSLR Astro-Imaging
Apr 20 2013   ‘Saturn: Lord of the Rings’ (as it comes to opposition)
Mar 16 2013 Mark Folkerts “Collimating your telescope for spring observing” and with Saturn re-joining the evening sky, we have ‘Saturn – Lord of the Rings’.
Feb 16 2013 James R. A. Davenport Astronomy using data from Kepler
Jan 26 2013 Linda Khandro from Edmonds Community College ASTRONOMY THROUGH THE AGES - If you are a fan of history and science, then this history of human-kind’s oldest science is for you! We start with brief studies of a few of the ancient cultures that left legacies of their understandings and mythologies of the night (and day) sky; these include ancient cultures of Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Then we focus on those cultures of the Mediterranean region (Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman) that have led to our current sciences. The last 600 years of scientific development is the result of these studies, and brings to the fore the great scientific thinkers such as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton.” Linda presents this astronomical history material during classes at EdCC
Dec 15 2012   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 17 2012 SAS 2012 President Denis Janky Zephyr Ridge Observatory: A Project, A Passion", an account of the 2009 construction of his private observatory in Eastern Washington
Oct 27 2012 Dr.Ron Hobbs, JPL Solar System Ambassador, from the Museum of Flight, in Seattle. "The Great Martian Road Trip: Curiosity Edition" NASA is once again conducting multi-vehicle roving on the Red Planet. Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs will review the status of the on-going overland exploration of Mars, with special emphasis on the landing and commissioning of Curiosity, the largest and most complex rover ever sent to another world.
Sep ?? 2012   The history of the building of this century’s great classic telescopes; Yerkes, the Hooker telescope at Mt. Wilson, and the 200-inch telescope at Mt. Palomar, all driven by George Ellery Hale – ‘The Road to Palomar’
Aug 11 2012   Alien Galaxies’ - Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes, and evolve from one type into another. (There will be hydrogen-alpha viewing of the sun after the meeting, as well.)
Jul 14 2012 Dr. Victoria Meadows “Venus – Earth’s Twisted Sister”
Jun 9 2012   BLAST!”, a documentary about the difficulties in launching a balloon-based far-infrared telescope, and the science that it returned about star formation areas and ancient galaxies.
May 12 2012   Extreme Planets” describing some of the diversity seen in the rapidly expanding number of known exo-planets (around stars other than the Sun)
Apr 14 2012 Peter Yoachim - UW astronomy dept. "Sailing Off the Edge of Spiral Galaxies, and Adventures in West Texas"
Mar 24 2012 John Wisniewski - UW astronomy dept. "What's New in the Explosive Field of Extra-Solar Planets?" As most of you know, the Kepler mission has been detecting large numbers of candidate exo-planets. (The Kepler Science Team has found 1,790 host stars with a total of 2,321 planet candidates as of 2012 Feb 27). One of the hottest topics in astronomy today !
Feb 25 2012 Simon Krughoff The impact of Citizen Science on astronomy
Jan 28 2012 Mark Folkerts Observing the Active Sun – Sunspots, Flares, Prominences, Coronal-Mass-Ejections, and Aurora
Dec 17 2011   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 19 2011   ‘The Constellations’ – Learn about many different aspects of constellations – uses, structure, meaning, history, and how they figured into various cultures.
Oct 15 2011 Nick Risinger The Photopic Sky Survey: Traveling the world to capture the sky - http://skysurvey.org. The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity. When we look upon this image, we are in fact peering back in time, as much of the light—having traveled such vast distances—predates civilization itself. Nick Risinger traveled 45,000 miles by air and 15,000 miles by land, through much of the American west with two visits to the Northern Cape of South Africa, to capture the full sphere of the night sky, dodging the Moon and light pollution. In this talk he'll describe the experience and show some of its visually stunning results.
Sep 17 2011   ‘Life and Death of a Star’ – From initial coalescence into a star, through its life, until its final stages as a supernova or white dwarf.
Aug 20 2011 Wade Hilmo "Basics of Deep Sky Imaging with CCD/DSLR – Tips, Tricks and Gotcha’s"
Jul 16 2011   An episode of ‘The Universe’.
Jun 25 2011   ‘Tour of Summer Star Parties’ and an episode of ‘The Universe’.
May 21 2011 Mark Folkerts Tuning up your telescope for summer observing
Apr 16 2011 Dr. Karoline Gilbert From UW, “Stars / objects in the stellar halo of galaxies”
Mar 19 2011 Dave Ingram From BEAS, Dark Skies Northwest, and International Dark Sky Association, discussing ‘Artificial Nighttime Light Pollution: The Adverse Consequences and Means of Mitigation
Feb 19 2011   A brief review of the imagery / results from the flyby of Comet Tempel 1 by the Stardust/NeXT spacecraft and also, “Journey to the Stars” – an extremely clear and lucid explanation of the how stars and our Sun form, work, and change using very impressive high resolution and elegant imagery and simulation output, with narration by Whoopi Goldberg. It is clear and direct enough for younger family members as well. Recently released by the American Museum of Natural History.
Jan 22 2011 Jack Santi The MacDonald Observatory in Texas
Dec 11 2010   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 20 2010 Mark Folkerts A presentation reviewing the fascinating science results, pictures, and videos from NASA’s November 4th flyby of Comet Hartley 2.
Oct 23 2010 Ron Hobbs Barnstorming the Solar System’, describing the status and results from up to 19 currently-active solar-system missions, parts of NASA’s “Year of the Solar System” (YSS)
Sep 25 2010 Linda Khandro Stellar Evolution – The life cycle of stars
Aug 21 2010 Tom Field ‘Real Time Spectroscopy with RSpec’ using his new software program "RSpec" that does real-time astronomical spectroscopy. He will review a bit of the history and science around spectroscopy and then discuss various projects that amateurs can undertake. As many members know, spectroscopy is one of the primary tools that are used in astronomical research. If you've got a DSLR, webcam, or classical CCD and almost any telescope, then RSpec and a simple grating is all you need to get involved in this interesting aspect of astronomy. Tom says, "Spectroscopy isn't rocket science, but it is one of the last frontiers for amateurs to get involved in on a large scale. It's exciting to be able to actually see the composition of stars with some simple backyard gear. And, once you have some hands-on spectroscopy experience, you'll find that a lot of the articles in Sky & Telescope and on the web take on a whole new meaning in light of your new understanding of the field."
Jul 17 2010 EAS Programs Chairperson Ron Mosher Some Good Low-Cost or No-Cost Astro Software - You don’t have to pay an arm-and-a-leg to get highly-capable astronomy software these days. He will interactively show some of the nice capabilities of some popular packages, including HN SKY, Stellarium, Google Earth, and several other specialty programs. (No demo is planned, but also notable is the new release this week of Microsoft’s World-Wide-Telescope, including an interactive Mars globe allowing amazing zoom-ins).
Jun 12 2010   ‘The Outer Planets’ – all about the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and the small bodies of the far depths of the solar system.
May 8 2010 EAS Treasurer, Dr. Jerry Galt "CCD Astro-Imaging and Calibration," discussing how modern CCD astro-cameras work, and what this means for ‘calibrating’ (removing noise and defects) and processing (enhancing) the images they capture.
Apr 10 2010 EAS member John Goerger Discussed a range of astronomy and science-fiction books of interest to astronomers, and recommendations of “Books for Rainy Night Reading”.
Mar 20 2010   Jack Barnes Observatory. For more details and directions, click here.
Feb 27 2010 Alan Bédard from the Lynnwood area His experiences doing amateur photometry measurements of the brightness curves of variable stars such as cataclysmic variables, with simple amateur telescopes and low cost astro-cameras like the DSI II, and making an actual contribution to science.  He submits his data to groups like the Center for Backyard Astrophysics and the American Association of Variable Star Observers.  He also described how he came to own a ready-made observatory near Cle Elem and Table Mt to do his observing from
Jan 16 2010   The January club meeting was a lunar double feature

Software demo of new “Lunar Discoverer” lunar mapping software, a dynamic interactive high-resolution lunar map and observing software program, conducted by Mark Folkerts. It helps find and identify objects, provides info about the history of the person the feature is named after, provides night-by-night viewing conditions and co-longitude information, multiple different types of high-res sets of maps, observation logging, and more

Also,  “Mysteries of the Moon” program, covering some remaining questions about the moon, such as TLP’s, effects on Earth, etc., from the series The Universe
Dec 12 2009   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 21 2009 Dr. John Wisniewski, a postdoctoral fellow from the UW His work on exoplanet detection in "Imaging Circumstellar Disks: Exoplanet Diagnostics." He described the high contrast imaging techniques which are used to image the circumstellar disks of protostars, i.e. protoplanetary disks, which are believed to serve as the active birthplace of planets. Slightly older debris disks may indicate the presence of exoplanets and allow the study the early dynamical evolution of exo-planet systems. He showed state-of-the-art images of circumstellar disks, taken by HST or adaptive optics telescopes. He also discussed some of the interesting science results from imaging the HD 163296 protoplanetary disk, and the Fomalhaut debris disk system. John has also involved himself in public outreach, including Project Astro, science fair judging, talks to young people and to amateur astronomers.
Oct 24 2009   ‘Sharing the Universe: Tips for Stellar Presentations’ (And Star Parties).  Many amateur astronomers love sharing the universe with the public. Whether you're just getting started, or are an old pro, there are many ways to make your time with the public more enjoyable. Includes: ‘Getting Started with Outreach’, How to Say "I Don't Know",  ‘Connecting with Kids’,  ‘Handling Difficult Questions (and Difficult People)’, and ‘How to get "WOW!" (When not showing Saturn)’.
Sep 12 2009   Club star party at Harborview park.
Aug 29 2009 EAS member Dr. David Cornell See -- What you can't see -- The Scope", a short DVD presentation about the Principia College Observatory telescope.  (It stimulated community interest in visiting the telescope during its open times, and was prepared by telescope manger at Principia College, in Elsah, Illinois). And… "The Coverup -- Observing the occultation of 32 Lyncis by asteroid 372 Palma", from a presentation by Tom Fuller, Cathy Hooper, and David Cornell in 2007.
Jul 18 2009   EAS Bar-B-Q Meeting and Star Party at Jim Bielaga's place on Camano Island. It is at 7:00 pm.  Bring your telescope for a collimation tune-up for summer start parties. Star party following pot-luck dinner, please call Jim at Aurora Astro to RSVP and coordinate what food to bring.
Jun 13 2009 Sarah Knights from the Museum of Flight Observing on Mauna Kea, why it is a good location for observations, her experiences with the Keck and Gemini telescopes, and some of the interesting things about the instruments she used for infrared astronomy and interferometry. She will touch on some research she was working on, focused on star formation. She worked with the mid-infrared instrument on Gemini, and helped engineer some of the features now supported. Her research was on the rate of binary stars in Orion, collisions and formation of planetismals, and she discovered a Herbig Haro object (HH177) (by accident).
May 30 2009 EAS President Mark Folkerts Slides and descriptions of the Paul Allen radio Telescope Array (ATA) at Hat Creek Radio Observatory, between Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen, its basic science goals, and some info about its state-of-the-art design, and how it allows both astrophysical and SETI observing research.
Apr 25 2009   The International Year of Astronomy new production „400 Years of the Telescope‟ from the Night Sky Network, covering the telescope and it role in discovery from Galileo‟s observations in 1609 up through the modern observatories of today.
Mar 28 2009 EAS member Jack Barnes The recent construction of his ‘Possum Works’ Observatory at his home in Edmonds
Feb 28 2009 Denis G. Janky, from SAS "An Amateur's View of Galaxies." He will discuss a bit of history, and then focus on topics relevant to observers, concluding with a selection of nice spring targets.
Jan 31 2009 Dr. Ron Hobbs, NASA Solar System Ambassador "The Great Martian Roadtrip" - a review of all of the main Martian exploration missions, including the upcoming Fobos-Grunt/Yinghou 1 mission.
Dec 13th 2008   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 22nd 2008   “Secrets Of The Sun” describing many aspects of what we understand about how the Sun works, its phenomenon, and how they affect us on Earth, including fusion in the core, magnetic affects on its surface (such as sunspots, solar flares, prominences, and coronal mass ejections). The lifecycle from the formation of the Sun and solar system to its final stages. Includes descriptions by leading astronomers, and striking images and graphics. From ‗The Universe‘ series.
Oct 25th 2008 Lynne Jones, of UW Astronomy The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project - http://www.lsst.org The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is planned as a revolutionary facility which will produce an unprecedented wide-field astronomical survey of our universe using an 8.4-meter ground-based telescope. The LSST leverages innovative technology edge in all subsystems: the camera (3200 Megapixels, the world's largest digital camera), telescope (simultaneous casting of the primary and tertiary mirrors; two aspheric optical surfaces on one substrate), and data management (30 terabytes of data nightly, nearly instant alerts issued for objects that change in position or brightness).
Sep 13th 2008 Jonathan Fay, Microsoft Research Demonstrating the WorldWide Telescope.
Aug 16th 2008 Dr. Victoria Meadows, astrobiologist at the University of Washington "The Search For life* Beyond Earth". (* This includes any and all forms of life, not aliens sending us radio signals, but the search for biologically habitable places in our solar system and others.)
Jul 26th 2008 Henny  H.J.G.L.M. Lamers "When galaxies collide".
Jun 21st 2008   “Death Star” video. This video describes the 30-year struggle to understand the source of gamma bursts
May 24th 2008 Kristine Washburn – Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Everett Community College Her talk will be “A Beginner’s Guide to Primordial Black Holes”. This should definitely be worth taking a break from your holiday weekend to hear. We look forward to seeing you there.
Apr 12th 2008 Paul Rodman – author of AstroPlanner observing session planning and logging software Demo of the ways planning what to view can enhance your observing sessions.
Mar 29th 2008 Graciela Matrajt Organic materials found in particles returned by Stardust mission
Feb 16th 2008   Lunar eclipse slides from previous eclipses, and discussion of observing the upcoming Feb 20th eclipse, along with video ‘Asteroids Deadly Impact’
Jan 19th 2008   The recent Timothy Ferris film “Seeing in the Dark” about amateur observing the sky.
Dec 8th 2007 Dr. Ron Hobbs, Solar System Ambassador Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM – A terrific presentation called "Barnstorming the Planets" - a survey of many amazing recent images and discoveries from NASA and ESA robotic spacecraft that are roaming the solar system.
Dec 1st 2007 Andrew Connolly From the university of Washington, and the ‘daddy’ of Google Sky, speaking about 'Google Sky and its potential as a link between amateur and professional astronomy'.
Nov 7th 2007 Dr. Victoria Meadows, from the UW Astronomy department Dr. Victoria Meadows had to cancel at the last minute. An alternate presented was presented instead.
Oct 13th 2007 Dr. Joanne Hughes Clark Talking about "What Do Exploding Stars Tell Us About Our Universe and Ourselves?"
Sep 22nd 2007   ‘The Universe – An amazing journey from the Sun to the most distant galaxies’. It is a very good modern pictorial tour of everything from the solar system, out to most of the best and most interesting objects seen through telescopes, with very lucid explanations of what is now known about them using recent images from HST, SOHO, Trace, and other ‘Great Observatory’ orbiting telescopes. Also includes a bonus program with explanation of Dark Energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe by Dr. Alex Filippenko from UC Berkeley.
Aug 25th 2007   ‘The Death of a Star’, and will have star party slides from Mark Folkerts from ALCON, Shingletown and Mt. Bachelor star parties.
Jul 25th 2007 Sonny Tremoulet Discussing recent amateur telescope making projects.
Jun 16th 2007   The Timothy Ferris documentary on ‘Life Beyond Earth’ -- about origins of life on Earth, the planets and moons of the solar system, and the search for possible homes for life beyond that -- produced by KCTS in Seattle.
May 12th 2007 Dr. Don Brownlee From UW Astronomy, Principle Investigator of the Stardust mission. He will be giving an update on the Stardust mission to Comet Wild 2 (‘vilt 2’), and results obtained from studying the particles captured and returned to Earth from the mission.
Apr 14th 2007   Spectacular presentation of the Cassini mission to Saturn, called ‘Ring World 2’, narrated by John Billingsley, in a high-quality production recently released from NASA JPL, with limited distribution to selected astronomy organizations, traces the course of the mission and scientific and imaging results so far.
Mar 24th 2007   Comet Impact – The Deep Impact comet collision mission.
Feb 17th 2007   ‘Hubble – 15 years of Discovery’ – the full official ESA documentary of the Hubble Space Telescope mission and its amazing images and discoveries, during 15 since it was launched. Includes – The Hubble Story, Planetary Tales, The Lives of Stars, Cosmic Collisions, Monsters in Space, Gravitational Illusions, and The Birth and Death of the Universe.
Jan 27th 2007 Toby Smith Solar System Cinema
Dec 16th 2006   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 14th 2006   “The Astronomers: Percival Lowell” – The legacy of Percival Lowell and the Lowell Observatory for the study of planetary astronomy – Mars, Pluto, extrasolar planets, Earth-crossing asteroids by astronomers including Lowell, Claude Tombaugh, and Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker.
Oct 21st 2006 Jim Bielaga 'Observing Off The Beaten Path' - great objects for observing, especially if you have looked at popular ones like M-13, M-57, and M-42 so many times you want to find some new and interesting objects to explore, and have asked yourself 'what else should I look at now..'. There are lots of great things to see in the sky year around, great galaxies in the fall, great clusters and nebulae in the winter, and all sorts of combinations. Jim has a great depth of knowledge of these deep-sky objects; almost everyone will learn about some new ones from his presentation.
Sep 23rd 2006   "Origins – part III – Where are the aliens?" Mini-series with Neil Degrasse-Tyson.
Aug 16th 2006   "Searching for Super Stars" – about a group of professional and an amateur astronomer searching for supernovae, colliding stars, and black holes - and trying to determine the age and expansion of the universe
Jul 12th 2006 Carlton Rhoades Near Earth Asteroids – Risks, and strategies for addressing them
Jun 17th 2006   ‘Explore The Invisible Universe’ – slide and video materials from Night Sky Network, that were presented by NASA’s Dr. Michelle Thaller.
May 27th 2006 EAS president Mark Folkerts ‘Amateur Astronomy - Star Party Sights’ – by EAS president Mark Folkerts - An all new detailed visual tour of summer star parties, including Table Mountain, Oregon Star Party, and Camp Delaney, with solar and daytime scenes, night sky shots, tour of objects in the night sky, all as really seen by amateur astronomers, not the enhanced color mega pictures from Hubble. What to expect, and what you will actually see. Even includes some 3D star party views…
Apr 29th 2006 EAS president Mark Folkerts ‘The Close Pass by Comet 73P-Schwassmann-Wachmann-3, and Spring Observing Targets’
Mar 25th 2006 Victor Debattista, the Brooks Fellow at University of Washington Astronomy department Supercomputer-based modeling of Barred Spiral Galaxies
Mar 4th 2006   “Stephan Hawking Universe – On the Dark Side”
Jan 28th 2006 Oliver Fraser of UW Astronomy Studying the changing period of a Pulsating White Dwarf Star
Dec 10th 2005 Keith Allred Holiday Dinner Meeting with CCD Imaging presentation by Keith Allred – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 19th 2005 Curtis Snow Mars Society ‘Changes in perspective / "discoveries" from our recent exploration of Mars’
Oct 29th 2005 Dr. Paula Szkody, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington Cataclysmic Variables: Insights from HST, FUSE, Chandra and SDSS
Sep 24th 2005   Speaker not yet confirmed
Aug 23rd 2005   Program will be ‘Destination Mars’, an in-depth look at the science and logistics of a first manned mission to the Red Planet. (Mars is looming brighter in the evening sky as it approaches opposition at Halloween)
Jul 30th 2005 Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Origins, pt. 2
Jun 26th 2005 Jim ‘Moondog’Tegerdine Amateur CCD imaging
May 21st 2005 Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Origins – 14 Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution’
Apr 30th 2005   Dramatic visualizations from ‘Atlas of the Sky’
Mar 19th 2005   The presentation was the documentary "If We Had No Moon" along with information about Project Astro-Bio 2005. We also reviewed Night Sky Network materials for Astronomy Day.
Feb 19th 2005 Jim Bachesta His activity in working cooperatively with a local park to promote astronomy and establish an astronomy-friendly neighborhood park – the PLUTO group.
Jan 29th 2005 Film "Unfolding Universe"
Dec 11th 2004   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 20th 2004 Film "Unfolding Universe"
Oct 30th 2004 Film The Privileged Planet
Sep 25th 2004 Greg Donahue, Celestial North The Mars Exploration Rover(s) mission
Aug 28th 2004 Dr. Julie Lutz – UW Astronomy Dept. Solar Cookies and Comets on a Stick
Jul 31st 2004 Bill Cook Captain’s on Optics
Jun 26th 2004 Eric Algol – UW Astronomy Dept. T Tauri Star
May 22nd 2004 Jonathan Fay Building his ‘Littlebear’ observatory in Redmond
Apr 17th 2004 Vincent Woolf Helium Stars
Mar 27th 2004 Connie Rockosi – UW Astronomy Dept. Gave a presentation on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope and 5 color CCD camera array that is used to take dusk-to-dawn strip ‘drift-scan’ images of the sky. These images are being used to survey the sky to provide photometric and positional info on objects, including the over 1 million galaxies that have their red-shifts captured with the fiber-optic fed spectrographs on the same telescope, and used to plot a 3-dimensional galaxy map of the surrounding universe.
Feb 28th 2004   Biography presentation on the life of planetary scientist and science popularizer Carl Sagan, who was involved in the Viking missions to Mars, the Voyager missions to the outer planets, co-wrote and produced the highly influential Cosmos television series, and co-wrote the book Contact and other works, of non-fiction.
Jan 31st 2004   Update on the status of the two Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, with video of their development and journey to Mars, and images from the landing sites.
Dec 13th 2003   Holiday Dinner Meeting – Alfy’s on Broadway in Everett – 7:00 PM
Nov 22nd 2003 Meteorite Collector Adam Hupe Adam Hupe and his brother brought a number of special meteorites, showed them, and discussed and described some of the stories that went with tracking them down. Included were lunar, and Mars meteorites, and a meteorite that struck a house in New Jersey.
Oct 25th 2003   Presentation on the SOHO spacecraft and part 4 of Stephan Hawking’s Universe
Sep 20th 2003 Keith Allred – SAS Astro Imaging
Aug 23rd 2003 local (Stanwood) builders New line of commercial dobsonian telescope kits (6”-12.5”) with some innovative features – E2 Telescope Design - http://www.e2scopes.com
Jul 19th 2003   Part II of Stephan Hawking’s Universe movie
Jun 28th 2003 Dr. Joanne Clark – EvCC History of globular clusters and the formation of the Milky Way
May 31st 2003 Dr. Tom Quinn - UW Astronomy Dept. Rapid Gas Giant Formation
Apr 26th 2003   The Stephen Hawking’s Universe movie requested by club
Mar 29th 2003   Video was shown, door prizes went to Ken Ward and to Judy Ward !
Feb 22nd 2003 Don Dillinger Amateur CCD Science
Jan 25th 2003 Tom Robinette, BEAS Vice-President Observing the Planets
Dec 7th 2002   Holiday Party at Alfy's on Broadway. 7pm - 8:30pm
Nov 23th 2002 Dr. Paul Hodge Higher Than Everest
Oct 26th 2002 Kristine Washburn (UW) Neutrino Astronomy
Sep 28th 2002 Chris Laws (UW) More than a Pretty Face: the Continuing Critical Importance of
Astronomy
Aug 24th 2002 Sonny Tremoulet Building a 16 mirror and Dobsonian telescope as a mouse for a laptop PC
Jul 27th 2002 Pat Lewis and Joanne Green Lunar Astronomy – Observing Features on the Moon
Jun 29th 2002 Dr. Monika Kress – UW Formation of the Earth and Habitable Planets
May 18th 2002 Mark Folkerts Spring Sky observing and preparation, and a video program – an episode from BBC ‘The Planets’.
Apr 27th 2002   Video: 'Solar Empire - Ancient astronomical beliefs and observatories'
Apr 19-20th 2002   International Astronomy Day activities. Star parties Friday and Saturday at Harborview park (weather permitting) and EAS will be at the library Saturday 10 – 4:30.
Mar 30th 2002 Thomas Murphy – UW Apollo project for measuring the distance to the moon to millimeter accuracy
Feb 23rd 2002 Dr. Tom Quinn – UW Planet formation/Extrasolar Planets
Jan 26th 2002   Meeting canceled due to snowy conditions
Dec 8th 2001   Holiday Party on Dec 8th 7pm - 10pm at Alfy's on Broadway.
Nov 17th 2001 Dani DiPietro (Overlake School) Observatory Trip Report
Oct 27th 2001 Brad Snowder (WWU) Native American Star Lore
Sep 29th 2001 Andrew West The Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Aug 25th 2001 Dr. Christopher Stubbs – UW A proposed new large-aperture wide-field telescope called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Jul 28th 2001 Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez – UW Mining the Earth's Attic (looking for Terran biologic meteoritic material on the moon)
Jun 30th 2001 Dr. Julie Lutz – NASA Spacegrant Center at
UW
Solar Max
May 19th 2001 Cody Gibson & Mark Folkerts The new website and a video.
Apr 28th 2001   International Astronomy Day activities instead of regular meeting. Star parties Friday and Saturday at Harborview park (weather permitting) and EAS will be at the library Saturday 10 – 4:30.
Apr 21st 2001 Bill O’Neil Visits to Radiotelescope arrays
Mar 31st 2001 Keith Allred – SAS Introduction to Astrophotography
Feb 24th 2001 Dr. Stacey Palen – UW Astronomy Dept.  
Jan 28th 2001 Bruce Weertman Dark Skies Northwest – IDA and light pollution
Dec 16th 2000   Holiday Party – Alfy’s 7:00 PM
Nov 18th 2000 Richard Just – WACO Constellation Mythology
Oct 28th 2000 Vandana Desai – UW Clustering of Galaxies
Sep 30th 2000 John Armstrong – UW Water On Mars? Future Exploration
Aug 26th 2000 Henry Schnackenberg – EAS Telescope Making
Jul 22nd 2000 Kevin Krisciunas – UW Type 1A Supernovae
Jun 24th 2000 Dr. Julianne Dalcanton – UW Dwarf Galaxies
May 20th 2000   Empire of the Sun
Apr 29th 2000 Dr. Paul Hodge – UW Exploring Barnard’s Galaxy with HST
Apr 8th 2000   ASTRONOMY DAY 10:00 to 5:30 at Everett Public library. Star Party at Legion Park at dusk on April 7th and 8th.
Mar 25th 2000 Dr. Karen Peterson Project Astro
Feb 26th 2000   Video - Solar Empire
Jan 22nd 2000 Mark Folkerts Astronomy Software Update
Dec 11 1999   Holiday Banquet
Nov 20 1999 John Rudolph Archeoastronomy
Oct 30 1999 Jim Bielaga 1999 US Star party tour
Sep 25 1999 Andrew Vanture – EVCC Chemical composition of stars
Aug 28 1999 Tony Irving – UW Geology Washington Meteorites, also Battle Pt. observatory update
Jul 31 1999 Dr. Stacey Palen – UW Astronomy  
Jun 26 1999 David Malin The man who colors stars' video
May 22 1999   * Astronomy Day * No regular meeting
Apr 24 1999 Eric Deutch – UW Visible Components of X-ray binary Star Systems
Mar 27 1999 Cathy Olkin – Lowell Obs./MIT Occultation's of solar-system objects
Feb 27 1999 Eric Deutch (rescheduled to April mtg.)
Jan 30 1999 Mark Folkerts Computer Astronomy