Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society

BSAS Meeting Location

Due to renovations at the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council Building, meetings of BSAS will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Glendale United Methodist Church until further notice. Click here for directions.

February 2017: Solar Eclipse Provides Coronal Glimpse

On August 21, 2017, North Americans will enjoy a rare treat: The first total solar eclipse visible from the continent since 1979. The sky will darken and the temperature will drop, in one of the most dramatic cosmic events on Earth. It could be a once-in-a-lifetime show indeed. But it will also be an opportunity to do some science.

January 2017: Comet Campaign: Amateurs Wanted

In a cosmic coincidence, three comets will soon be approaching Earth—and astronomers want you to help study them. This global campaign, which will begin at the end of January when the first comet is bright enough, will enlist amateur astronomers to help researchers continuously monitor how the comets change over time and, ultimately, learn what these ancient ice chunks reveal about the origins of the solar system.