Name: Aaron Yoon
Member Since: 2016
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle
Hobbies: Mountaineering, bicycling, backpacking, local live music/performing arts, visual astronomy/planetary imaging, I adore animals
Favorite Catalog Item: M81, Bode's Galaxy, is a new favorite deep sky target as it's a great beginners galaxy in a telescope that is accessible year-round, bright, and can be enjoyed both by imaging and visually.
Favorite Space Movie, Show, or Character: Interstellar (The Hans Zimmer score is amazing) & Cosmos:A Personal Voyage (Carl Sagan was underrated as an actor)
Favorite Space Fact: It's crazy to think Saturn's rings are 175,000 miles wide but only average 30 feet in depth
Favorite Space Related Memory: Crying from the beauty of The Great American Total Solar Eclipse, the green glow of Comet Neowise appearing over a ledge during a mountaineering trip
Hopes & Goals: I'm really looking forward to engaging new and returning SAS members this year while helping to build community. We'll stay connected virtually to start, but will eventually come together again with new energy! Also, I'm excited to try for an image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot with transiting moons and shadows.