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Next Event: Saturday, April 15th, Noon-11PM at Sommers-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium, Astronomy Day open house with free talks, science demos and kids activities. Plus solar observing by day and stellar observing after dark.


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CU Astronomy Day, Saturday April 15th

Astronomy Day BASS will once again be a part of the CU Astronomy Day event at Sommers-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium. This event is free and open to the public. The hours are from noon-11PM. BASS members will be on hand with club and personal telescopes for observing the Sun ...
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BASS Meeting Saturday, March 18th, 7PM at SBO

Saturday, March 18th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The feature talk will be on the Messier catalog of objects, by Dr. Steven Hartung. One of the earliest catalogs of deep space objects, the Messier catalog contains some of the most beautiful nebulae, clusters and galaxies, all ...
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BASS Meeting Saturday, February 18th, 7PM at SBO

Saturday, February 18th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The feature talk will be on exoplanets, planets around other stars, by CU research and teaching professor, Dr. Zachory Berta-Thompson. Exoplaneteer Professor "Z" describes himself as an "Exoplaneteer". He is a researcher focused on finding and learning about ...
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Scenes and links from the January meeting

The "Join the Crowd" talk at the January meeting was all about active participation crowd-sourced citizen science. Here are the links to the projects that were mentioned: Galaxy Zoo and the entire Zooniverse collection of projects: https://www.zooniverse.org/ SOHO comet hunters: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/soho/solar-observatory-greatest-comet-hunter-of-all-time https://sungrazer.nrl.navy.mil/ Somewhat surprisingly, Firefox and Chrome claim that there ...
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BASS Meeting Saturday, January 21st, 7PM at SBO

Saturday, January 21st, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The feature talk will be a look at doing astronomy and astrophysics on the web just for the fun of it, by Dr. Steven Hartung. For the Love of the Thing The word amateur has an original meaning ...
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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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