The first ever GBO Starfest will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno on October 13 & 14, 2018. Researchers will gain a better understanding of how to operate GBO technology and strategize research projects for the coming year.
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Great Basin Observatory (GBO) Starfest I – 2018 Symposium
The Great Basin National Park Foundation celebrated two successful years of GBO operation with events at Great Basin National Park in August. Five hundred people had contact with Foundation staff and volunteers during three events, which included a Star Train ride, GBO scientist Astronomy Talk, and GBO birthday cake!
Multiple star systems are scientifically interesting for several reasons. Orbital pairs can be used to measure the masses of the component stars, which is useful for developing a greater understanding of the stellar life cycle. Identifying whether the stars are gravitationally bound is the first step towards determining the mass of the component stars.
Great Basin National Park has many superlatives: the oldest trees, most decorated caves, diverse wildlife, and the darkest night skies. This time lapse film was created in honor of the Park's 30th anniversary in 2016.