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Open House 20200206 Recap
Thanks to all of those who came out to learn about supermoons at last night's UMBC Observatory Open House! In total we had 44 attendees--despite the rain! We started the evening with Astronomy...
February 7, 2020
Open House 20200109 Recap
Thanks to all of those who came out to learn about stars at last night's UMBC Observatory Open House. In total, we had about 50 attendees! We started the evening with Astronomy Club President,...
January 10, 2020
Finally a clear night!
All: Meeting at UMBC Observatory at 2100 to attempt observation of various deep sky objects and working to identify a good cepheid variable for continued observation. Feel free to join. Must be...
December 7, 2019
Group Meeting 12/5/2019
Preparing for next OH and Cepheid Project
This meeting is to (1) prepare for next week's Open House on Eclipses and (2) roll-out cepheid variable project. If it's clear, we'll attempt some observations before astronomy club....
December 3, 2019
REACH Initiative Event 11/17/2019 - Summary
For the past few years, the UMBC Observatory was happy to host mentees and mentors from the UMBC REACH Initiative. REACH is a mentorship program at UMBC for women who are interested in pursuing...
November 18, 2019
No Group Meeting 11/21/2019
No recap meeting for the 11/14/2019 Open House. We will try to accomplish any discussion or to-dos via GroupMe/email.
November 14, 2019
Group Meeting Discussion on Cepheid Project
Yesterday (11/13/2019) the group met to outline how best to deliver topics relating to cosmic distances and the development of our cepheid project.
November 14, 2019
Group Meeting: Preparing for 11/14 OH
As discussed, this meeting is to prepare for the 11/14 Open House: Planets and Moons. If time permits, let's look over the following recent paper:...
November 4, 2019
Fermi Paradox and Drake Equation Open House Summary
Tonight we discussed Fermi's Paradox, the question asked by Enrico Fermi of why, if there is life out there and it is easy to make, have we not yet learned of this life or have interacted with it?...
May 3, 2019
Japan Sends Explosive to Asteroid
The space agency of Japan has successfully used an explosive to create a crater on an asteroid to collect samples. NASA has also dropped an explosive on an asteroid before, but was unable to...
April 5, 2019
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