Next Event: Saturday, September 17th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO). Please take note: the October and November meetings will not be on our usual 3rd Saturday of the month due to home football games. Revised fall meeting dates will be posted as we are able to adjust the fall programs.

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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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BASS Meeting Saturday, May 21st, 7PM at SBO

We have reschedule Dr. Metlay from our previously announced April meeting, which was canceled to due a severe winter storm alert. She will be our speaker on Saturday May 21st, at the Sommers-Bausch Observatory on the CU Boulder campus. The Five Moons of Pluto Our featured speaker this month is ...
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BASS Meeting this Saturday, March 19th, at 7PM, Sommers-Bausch Observatory

Amateur Astronomy Series, Part 3, The Mount To start out 2016 on a fresh foot, we are linking a series of meetings on the practice of amateur astronomy and the making and testing of telescopes. We will approach this from the perspective of the hobbyist, for amateur in it's classical ...
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