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The Boulder Astronomy & Space Society is dedicated to the interests of the observers and space enthusiasts of all types in Boulder, Colorado. It is our goal to provide common ground for Boulder's amateur, professional, and academic communities to share their enthusiasm about the universe around us. Our meetings are generously hosted on the University of Colorado campus at Fiske Planetarium and Sommers - Bausch Observatory and are open to students and the public alike. See the Events page for more details.

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  • BASS Meeting, Saturday March 15th, 7PM, at Sommers-Bausch Observatory on the CU Boulder Campus. "Planetary Imaging: Equipment, Acquisition, and Processing Techniques". Former BASS officer, and former LAS President, and well known imager from the FRAC community, Verne Raben will discuss some of his more recent hardware and techniques for planetary imaging. Just a this month Verne imaged Mars from his back yard and was one of the first to identify a new storm system building up.

Observing to follow on the SBO deck telescopes if the weather permits. Dress warm.





Forum Astronomique

Next Forum Astronomique: TBD






Ethos meets FirstScope

Ethos meets FirstScope - BASS pushes the limits of new equipment testing at a BASS meeting!

Possibly a first, $600 eyepiece on a $30 telescope. While not exactly compatible, both components do have their merits!






The Horsehead and Flame nebulae by BASS member Cheyenne Wills.   Taken at Crow Valley using a DSLR camera on the telescope. The image consists of three stacked 2-minute exposures at ISO 1600.