The calendar of northwest space and astronomy events is empty this week as most folks take a breather between holidays before barging ahead into 2017. There is, however, a full slate of stage science and planetarium shows at the Pacific Science Center this week. You can find their listing on our calendar page below the Northwest Astronomy events calendar.
We’ve added a handful of new events in the last week or so:
- Open Mic Science on Bainbridge Island on Tuesday, January 3 will tackle dark matter and energy with UW cosmologist, Prof. Leslie Rosenberg.
- Astronaut Remembrance Day is set for January 28 at the Museum of Flight.
- Astronaut Michael Barratt will speak at the Museum of Flight February 4 in connection with the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Space Program.
- Seattle University‘s Search for Meaning Festival February 25 includes several sessions that may be of interest to astronomy buffs.
Up in the sky
You should be able to spot Saturn just south of the Moon on Tuesday. This Week’s Sky at a Glance from Sky & Telescope magazine and The Sky This Week from Astronomy offer more observing highlights for the week.