BASS Meeting Saturday, June 17th, 7PM at SBO

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 at the University of Colorado, who is focusing on detecting and characterizing atmospheres on rocky planets outside our solar system. His previous research has included the study of Cassini data from Titan’s atmosphere, characterization of simple organic molecules in pre-stellar cloud cores, and the analysis of nitrogen abundance in the Orion Nebula.

Image credit astrobiology.nasa.gov

Following the talk, we will go up to the observing deck and use the new telescopes (weather permitting, as always).

New SBO deck scopes. Image by Gary Garzone

Parking near SBO (building 422 on the map), use lot sections 419 and 423, these lots are free after 5PM:

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