Next Event: Saturday, February 17th, 7PM at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. “Earth’s Energy Balance and the Special Role of Clouds in Earth’s Lower Atmosphere”
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Earth’s Energy Balance and the Special Role of Clouds in Earth’s Lower Atmosphere Our guest speaker will be Dr. Odele Coddington of LASP. Earth’s energy budget is defined by the balance between incoming solar radiation and the sum of the outgoing (reflected) shortwave radiation and the (emitted) longwave radiation. Imbalances ...Read More
Lord of the rings? β Pictoris was one of the first planets to be directly imaged. Interestingly, it appears that this planet's orbit is almost edge-on from our line of sight. The planet has an orbit similar to something between Jupiter and Saturn in our own system, with an orbital ...Read More
We had a few requests to revive the BASS Holiday, Not Quite Solstice, Potluck Celebration. 6PM-10PM at the Hartung household. BASS members, please bring a dish, with enough for a shared grazing type of small plates. Drinks will be provided. If you need details on the address, please email Steve ...Read More
Interstellar While we detect particles whizzing into our neighborhood from unimaginable distances, we've never confirmed observationally that anything big has come in from interstellar space, until now. In the last two months an object first thought to be a comet has turned out to be a rock coming from somewhere ...Read More
When neutron stars collide, they make waves! In the last month, gravitational wave detection has earned the Nobel Prize in physics, and the most recent detection has validated the significance of this scientific breakthrough. Just this week it was announced that on August 17th a gravitational wave event was detected ...Read More
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