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February 2022

Bright Sky Digest 

Monthly SAS Newsletter
Object: Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula
Location: Constellation Orion
Image Credit: NASA Image of the Day / Copyright: Mario Cogo

In case you missed the membership orientation

We had a great turnout at the New Member Orientation in January. If you missed the meeting and want to learn more about how you can get involved with SAS or utilize your membership benefits, you can watch the recording by: 
  1. Following this link
  2. Entering this passcode: p$$5gn0$

Astrophoto donations needed


We are seeking framed member astrophotos to display and sell at the SAS Annual Banquet on Saturday, March 19th. Funds will help us continue our mission of promoting amateur astronomy, maintaining our equipment library, and expanding our educational outreach. Please reach out to Alan Spurgeon (membership@seattleastro.org) with any questions or to coordinate a donation.

Upcoming events

Covington Park Star Party
Friday, March 4

5:15 - 11:55 p.m. | Covington

Please feel free to bring your own equipment and/or monthly star charts. Set up begins at 5:15 p.m.
 
SAS Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 9

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Museum of Flight
SAS board meetings are open to the public. Visit the event page for details and updates.
2022 SAS Annual Banquet
Saturday, March 19
7:00 - 10:30 p.m. | Swedish Club

Come together and celebrate the past year of activities with fellow SAS Members. Presenter TBA.
 

February stargazing highlights 


Morning Sky Events:

February 26 – Venus, Mars, and the crescent Moon will form an attractive group in the pre-dawn sky. Venus will be very low in the sky (altitude 10 degrees at 5:55 AM) and you will need a clear view toward the southeast. Look for Mars five degrees below and a bit to the right of Venus. The moon will be on the right and a few degrees below Venus. Dawn (civil twilight) is 6:24 AM.

2022 SAS Board

Elected positions: 
  • President: Aaron Yoon (continuing)
  • VP Activities: Rayna Bauer
  • VP Education: David Ingram (continuing)
  • VP Membership: Alan Spurgeon
  • VP Publicity: Michelle Dallas
  • Secretary: Mary Anderson (continuing)
  • Treasurer: David Hoover (continuing)
Appointed positions:
  • Equipment Managers: Bob Mulford & Darryn Lavery (continuing)
  • Outreach Coordinator: Wendy Froggatt (continuing)
  • Astronomical League Correspondent: David Hoover (continuing)
Want to nominate someone for a member spotlight or get more involved with SAS?
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