Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society

BSAS Meetings in June, July, and August 2016

Due to renovations at the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council Building this summer, the June, July and August meetings of BSAS will instead be held in the Fellowship Hall at Glendale United Methodist Church. Click here for directions.

May 2016: NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) to revolutionize Earth-watching

If you want to collect data with a variety of instruments over an entire planet as quickly as possible, there are two trade-offs you have to consider: how far away you are from the world in question, and what orientation and direction you choose to orbit it.