…a historical overview of the importance of star clusters. Star clusters, both open and globular, have provided a string of forward leaps in the understanding of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Names like Hertzsprung and Russell, Curtis and Shapley, and Trumpler and Baade crop up in our discussion. We end by finding that star cluster research goes on today, in a fascinating variety of astrophysical situations.
Welcome to the Spokane Astronomical Society. We are located in Spokane, Washington. As a non-profit and volunteer-run organization, we are dedicated to promoting enjoyment and education in astronomy and astronomy-related topics throughout the Inland Northwest.
The SAS General Meeting is at 7:30 pm on the first Friday of each month. Learn more at our Meetings page.
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We observe monthly at the club dark site. We also have equipment available for member use. Check out the Resources and Events tabs above for more information, or see our observing resources