Next Event: Saturday, September 16th, 7PM at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. “Remembrances of Cassini”, a look at what Cassini accomplished at Saturn. What was your favorite thing that Cassini did?
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Remembrances of Cassini In the classroom downstairs at the Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on the CU Boulder campus. On Friday 9/15/2017, the Cassini spacecraft will make a controlled dive in the upper atmosphere of Saturn, ending an extraordinary mission of discovery around the ringed planet. We will look at some of ...Read More
Saturday, July 15th, 7PM at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. “Tabby’s Star: the curious case of an unusual variable system”. Everything from swarms of comets to alien mega-structures orbiting this star have been proposed. Think "Rendezvous With Rama" like structures; not likely, but the patterns in this stars behavior are so weird that ...Read More
Saturday, June 17th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. Our speaker for this Saturday is William Waalkes. He will be talking about exoplanet atmospheres and the title of his talk is "Tenuous Habitability". William Waalkes, is a graduate student researcher in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences department ...Read More
During the May meeting at BASS, we were honored by a surprise visit from former NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld. Dr. Grunsfeld is a vetern of five space shuttle missions and his was the last human hand to touch the Hubble Space Telescope (gloved hand, of course) during its final repair ...Read More
Saturday, May 20th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The feature talk will be by Leonard David, author of “Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet“, the companion book to the acclaimed National Geographic series. Leonard David is SPACE.com’s Space Insider Columnist, as well as a correspondent ...Read More
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 ...Read More