Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society

Next BSAS Meeting:

Wednesday, November 19 - 7:30 pm
Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council Building

Program topic: The program this month features Dr. Spencer Buckner's annual "All I Want For Christmas are Astronomy Toys!"  He will highlight different types of telescopes and talk about other great observing aids that will fit under any tree.  Come with questions about what you would like to get or give for Christmas this year.

BSAS Public Star Party

Friday, Nov 21 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Bowie Nature Park (Fairview)

Cancelled due to cloudy weather

BSAS Public Star Party

Saturday, Dec 13 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Edwin Warner Park

November 2014: Where the Heavenliest of Showers Come From

Meteor showers that illuminate the night sky periodically throughout the year not only put on spectacular shows for us, they also remind us that there is more to our solar system than simply planets, moons, and a sun. But where do the objects that make these awesome shows come from, and why do many of them occur periodically each year? Read this month's column to find out! As an added bonus, you will also get some advice on seeing a pretty sweet meteor shower coming up this December.