Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society

Total Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017

All BSAS members receive twelve free eclipse glasses! Members may now purchase up to 50 additional glasses for $1 each. Visit us at a public BSAS meeting to pick up your glasses, or email for more information.

BSAS has been receiving numerous requests for our members to assist at public viewing events in the Nashville area. We will not be sponsoring a specific BSAS viewing event. This will enable us to be more involved with the community for this special occasion. There are several great options for viewing the eclipse in and around Nashville. Check here often for our growing list of eclipse events around Middle Tennessee.

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact for more information.

  • Adventure Science Center on August 19 and 20
  • Nissan North America event at Owl?s Hill Nature Sanctuary on August 20
  • City of Tullahoma, August 16
  • Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary School (Date to be determined).

June 2017: The Shape of the Solar System

When Stamatios (Tom) Krimigis was selected for the Voyager mission in 1971, he became the team's youngest principal investigator of an instrument. Little did he know, though, that more than 40 years later, both Voyager 1 and 2 still would be speeding through space, continuing to literally reshape our view of the solar system.

May 2017: The Fizzy Seas of Titan

With clouds, rain, seas, lakes and a nitrogen-filled atmosphere, Saturns moon Titan appears to be one of the worlds most similar to Earth in the solar system. But its still alien; its seas and lakes are full not of water but liquid methane and ethane.