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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

Program:

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 1998-2000 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.