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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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BASS Meeting Saturday, 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 planets outside our solar system, … Continue reading BASS Meeting Saturday, February 18th, 7PM at SBO

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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 is a certificate problem with … Continue reading Scenes and links from the January meeting

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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 on this Thursday due … Continue reading BASS Meeting Thursday, November 17th, 7PM at SBO

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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 astronomy and cosmology of ancient … Continue reading BASS Meeting Wednesday, October 19th, 7PM, Fiske Planetarium

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