Astro calendar for the week of March 7

A couple of astronomy club meetings, some star parties, and a space-themed art show are on the docket for the coming week.

Olympic Astronomical SocietyThe Olympic Astronomical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7 in room 103 of the Art Building on the campus of Olympic College in Bremerton. Topics planned for discussion include the Mercury transit coming up in May, the Astronomical League‘s Double Star Club, white dwarf supernovae, and the club’s annual Spring Camp Delany Star Party, which will be held May 4–8 at Sun Lakes State Park.

The Everett Astronomical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library. We could find no information about program topics or guest speakers as of this writing.

Star parties

saslogoThe Seattle Astronomical Society plans its free monthly public star parties for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at two locations: Green Lake in Seattle and Paramount Park in Shoreline. Club members will be on hand with telescopes for observing. Bad weather will cancel the events; watch the club’s website or social media for updates.

Giant steps art show continues

NASA photo.

NASA photo.

The Giant Steps art exhibition and contest continues Saturday and Sunday at Seattle’s King Street Station, where it will be open from noon until 6 p.m. both days. The event challenged students, artists, engineers, architects, designers, and other space enthusiasts to imagine and propose art projects on the surface of the Moon. Their submissions will be on display at the station weekends through the end of March. Admission is $10.

Up in the sky

Jupiter will be at opposition Tuesday, and Venus appears close to the Moon on Monday.  The Sky This Week from Astronomy magazine and This Week’s Sky at a Glance from Sky & Telescope have other observing highlights for the week.