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Holiday BASS Potluck, Saturday December 16, at the President’s Residence

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 at: s(the usual period punctuation)hartung(you … Continue reading Holiday BASS Potluck, Saturday December 16, at the President’s Residence

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BASS Meeting Saturday, November 18th, 7PM at SBO

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 near Vega. It is traveling … Continue reading BASS Meeting Saturday, November 18th, 7PM at SBO

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BASS Meeting Saturday, September 16th, 7PM at SBO

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 Cassini’s accomplishments and many of … Continue reading BASS Meeting Saturday, September 16th, 7PM at SBO

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BASS Meeting Saturday, July 15th, 7PM at SBO

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 somebody put that out there. … Continue reading BASS Meeting Saturday, July 15th, 7PM at SBO

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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, … Continue reading BASS Meeting Saturday, June 17th, 7PM at SBO

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BASS Meeting Saturday, May 20th, 7PM at SBO

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 for Space News newspaper and … Continue reading BASS Meeting Saturday, May 20th, 7PM at SBO

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