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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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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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