Members Meeting, Saturday March 25, 7 pm

Cloud Identification by Dave Fong

How to pass the time while waiting for the skies to clear. Dave will also go over what different types of clouds tell you about the atmosphere.

Update on Ritchie Telescope Improvements by Frank Petrie

Frank will review what is coming next for the Ritchie Telescope.

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:

When Galaxies Collide

at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday April 8, 7:30 pm.

Gravity draws galaxies together. What happens when they collide? Our nearest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, is heading straight for us at 250,000 mph? Astronomer Steve Ruhl will look at what is going to happen.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

Information: (206) 842-9152
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April 8th

The Lives of Stars

Come create your own supernova, design your own star and more!
Two shows, 4-5 and 5-6PM, suggested $5 donation for supplies, fun for the whole family!

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    Deck for the Richie
    This Saturday (2/7/2015) Malcolm, Steve, Nels (l to r) & Marty were busy, knee deep in sawdust, working on the deck platform for the Richie. Once completed, the new deck will provide a single surface for observing at the telescope. A ladder will be needed but it will be much smaller and not tied to the dome. The End Result.
    The Ritchie is now a much more accessible telescope.