In April 2014, BRIEF accompanied Dr. Russel Genet for a week long observation run gathering data for Speckle Interferometry of closely spaced Binary Stars.
BRIEF, working in conjunction with Dr. Russell Genet, is researching, parsing data from Kitt Peak, and writing a paper on the results of Speckle Interferometry of Hipparcos candidate double stars.
Attend local Star Parties to see the universe above you as well as participate in current research projects.
Following up on ASTR 299 Spring 2015, BRIEF will once again participate in this College level course beginning in September 2015.
Participate in Boyce-Astro research projects including: Variable Star Observing, Double Star Observing, Photography, Comet Hunting, and Asteroid Hunting.
In January 2015, BRIEF, in coordination with InStAR & Cuesta College taught a College level Astronomical Research Class to 7 High School, and 1 Junior High School students. The result of their work will be published in a scientific research journal and hard cover book.
Led by Anthony Cao, and highlighted in Sky and Telescope magazine May 2015, this project involved digitizing historical observational records from the 1800's for the Harvard Observatory: http://dasch.rc.fas.harvard.edu/team.php
A B.R.I.E.F. Sponsored Program
Led by David Horta & Anthony Cao, this project involved participating with Brian Grigsby and Johns Hopkins APL reviewing the lunar surface and recommending where possible future landing sites might be best and what areas of the surface might still hold frozen water.
While mentoring the Army and Navy Academy Astronomy Club, BRIEF also provides guidance to other clubs seeking assistance and advice.
BRIEF, will focus on mentoring a few students through a Science Fair for academic year 15-16. If you are interested in participating, contact us directly here.