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August 2013 Program and Meeting

The August 2013 BAS Program and Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 8 at the Clarence Jones Observatory. Please join us for a fun and informative program beginning at 7:00 pm!

Refreshments and Fellowship: 6:30 - 7:00

Program: 7:00 - 8:00 ***Everyone Welcome!!***

Business Meeting: 8:00 - 9:00


Dr. Amy Lovell, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta:

Using the Biggest Telescopes to Study the Smallest Objects

Radio telescopes provide unique opportunities to study astronomical objects. We have used the two largest telescopes on Earth to study some of the smallest objects in the solar system: comets and asteroids. I will describe what radio astronomy has to offer and give an overview of some of our recent results from spectral line observations of comets and thermal observations of asteroids.

Dr. Amy Lovell graduated from Agnes Scott College with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics-Astronomy in 1990, and then earned a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1999. She served as the Five College Astronomy Science Education Fellow from[masked] at Amherst College, after which she joined the Agnes Scott faculty and have been there ever since. Her specialty is radio astronomy of comets and asteroids, and she has been able to use many of the world's telescopes.

The Program will be followed by the August BAS Business Meeting from 8:00-9:00 pm.

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  • julia

    I could not find the observatory. I saw signs for it, but couldn't locate it. I had been looking forward to it, so that was disappointing.

    August 9, 2013

    • Richard C.

      Julia - I am so sorry you missed it! Did you go to the BAS Website and look at the directions there? I have a map on there - you have to turn at the Methodist church and go to the parking area up behind it, then walk up the road by the cemetery (this sounds like fun, huh?). If you were on Tuxedo Road, there is a path right by the UTC sign - just go up into the woods and you come to a gate (which was open) to the front of the observatory. We'll have lots more stuff going on - so don't give up on us!

      August 9, 2013

  • Gracie P.

    Sorry I couldn't make it life happened. Haha

    August 9, 2013

  • Richard C.

    Amy Lovell was terrific!

    August 8, 2013

  • Gracie P.

    So excited!!!!!!

    August 8, 2013

  • Richard C.

    This will be a great program! Hope lots of folks can make it!

    1 · August 1, 2013

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