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Next Event: Thursday, November 17th, 7PM at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. In light of this week’s supermoon, former SBO manager Keith Gleason will talk about, “Measuring the Moon, Does Size Matter?”.


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BASS Meeting Thursday, November 17th, 7PM at SBO

Thursday, November 17th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The guest speaker will be Keith Gleason, former manager of the Sommer-Bausch Observatory. In light of the so called supermoon this week, Keith will discuss some aspects of "Measuring the Moon: Does Size Matter?" The meeting will be ...
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BASS Meeting Wednesday, October 19th, 7PM, Fiske Planetarium

Our guest speaker will be University of Colorado researcher and professor, Dr. John Stocke, an extragalactic observer who uses all manner of space-based and ground-based telescopes to study normal and active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and intergalactic gas. Prof. Stocke also has a deep fascination with archaeoastronomy, the study of ...
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Starbugs to replace spectrograph drill plates in telescopes

At our August meeting I presented a short on some new tech in astronomy. The featured device was something called a Starbug, which is a piezoelectric driven small robot. They are called bugs because the piezoelectric locomotion makes a buzzing sound when in operation. It is being applied to a ...
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BASS Meeting Saturday, August 20th, 7PM at SBO

Saturday, August 20th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The guest speaker will be Jacqueline Loerincs, from the Colorado School of Mines, on her experience at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, observing T Tauri stars in Orion. T Tauri's are very young stars in the ...
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BASS Meeting Friday, July 15th, 7PM at SBO

Our guest speaker will be University of Hawaii researcher and professor, Dr. Bo Reipurth. He will talk about the creation and evolution of multiple-star systems (binary and triple stars, think Tatooine). The telescope observing deck will be open for the standard Friday night open house after the meeting, weather permitting ...
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BASS Meeting Saturday, June 18th, 7PM at SBO

Flying a Satellite Our guest speaker will be David Wescott, a Software Engineer at Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. He will be discussing his experience as a flight controller for the commissioning of the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) spacecraft. After the talk, we will go up to the telescope ...
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