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Next Event: Saturday, February 18th, 7PM at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. We will be joined by CU Professor and self described “Exoplaneteer”, Dr. Zachory Berta-Thompson.


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BASS Meeting Thursday, 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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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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