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Lunar Eclipse Early Wed Morning Oct 8th

A total lunar eclipse will be visible before dawn on Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014. The eclipsed Moon should take on a reddish or purple color as the majority of light on it will be that which is being refracted and diffracted by the Earth and our atmosphere. It is essentially a Moon illuminated by all of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises at on time.

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BASS Meeting – Saturday August 16th

The BASS Meeting, Saturday August 16th, will NOT be held Sommers-Bausch Observatory on the CU Boulder Campus. Ongoing maintenance work has our usual meeting space out of commission for the remainder of August. Instead, we will meet at the Hartung residence for a casual cookout of beers and brats and telescopes.

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The Herald-Bobroff Astroatlas

I first saw this atlas at the Sterling Star Party. David Dunn had it in his collection, along with Sky Atlas 2000.0 and the old Skalnate-Pleso Atlas of the Heavens (which was fun to look at and brought back memories of the 1960s when it was the best an amateur could get). Needing to purchase an atlas, I tested all three on a group of obscure galaxies that Bill Possel showed me one night at Pawnee, and the Herald-Bobroff was the only one of the three atlases that had them all.

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