BAS August Program and Meeting

Come join the BAS for our August 2014 Program and Meeting at the Clarence T. Jones Observatory in Chattanooga! We have an interesting and informative program lined up!

Directions to the Observatory:
http://www.barnardastronomy.org/about-the-bas/our-location.html

Refreshments start at 6:30 pm

Program starts at 7:00 pm

Business Meeting begins at 8:00 pm

August Program:  Dr. Samantha Blair, Dalton State College

Dr. Blair will talk about the basic concepts behind the field of astrobiology, her work involving the search for prebiotic molecules in the far Outer Galaxy and SETI, and finally an overview of Atacama Large Millimeter Array Project in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, and how it relates to astrobiology.  

Dr. Blair received her PhD in Physics at UGA in 2008.  She did a postdoc with SETI in Mountain View California, followed by being hired as a staff scientist/operator at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Northern California.  She was hired as a Commissioning and Verification Scientist for ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter Array 

http://www.almaobservatory.org/

) and lived in Chile for two years.  Dr. Blair is currently an Asst. Prof of Physics and Astronomy at Dalton State College.

BAS Programs and Meetings are free and open to anyone who has an interest in the sky! All are welcome!

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