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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

‘Variety’ Archives

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

LTO Star Night, February 2019

LTO Star Night, February 2019

The speaker for this evening will be Prof John Bally from the CU Boulder, (john.bally@colorado.edu). New observations with ALMA, CARMA, adaptive optics, and space-based observatories are changing our understanding of star and planet formation. He will use multi-spectral images to zoom-in from the visual view of the Winter sky into the infrared to radio views of the star-forming cloud located immediately behind the Orion Nebula. About 550 years ago, a compact group of massive stars ... Full Story

Fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth

Fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth

Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters - A Wildlife Gala & Fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth - ALLENSPARK, CO  January 30, 2019 – Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters, a wildlife gala and fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth, will take place the evening of April 6, 2019, at the Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado. A silent auction, kicking off the evening of fun and entertainment, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Wildlife ... Full Story

Star Night: January 2019

Star Night: January 2019

The Speaker this month is Tim Gasparrini. Mr. Gasparrini is the GOES-R program manager and vice president at Lockheed Martin Aerospace who is the builder of the GOES spacecraft. Tim will tell us about the GOES program, its mission and history and the new GOES-17 spacecraft which was just launched in March of this year. GOES-17 (formerly GOES-S) is the second of the current generation of weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ... Full Story

Star Night December 2018

Star Night December 2018

The speaker for this evening is The LTO Board Member and Science and Astronomy Teacher at Berthoud High School Scott Kindt. The title of his talk will be “The Science behind our Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”. Is intelligent alien life widespread throughout the cosmos or are we alone? This question has been debated for centuries. With the discovery and application of radio telescopes, astronomers have found a tool that can be used to look for other intelligent ... Full Story

Audubon December Meeting

Audubon December Meeting

     

LTO Star Night, November 2018

LTO Star Night, November 2018

The speaker for this evening is Sarah Scoles, author of the book “Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”. Finding extraterrestrial life, especially the smart kind, would be one of the most important discoveries humans had ever made. It would tell us we weren't alone in the vastness of space, that we were both very special and not at all, and that biological processes are a fundamental part of the universe. Perhaps that significance is the ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon November program

Foothills Audubon November program

The next Foothills Audubon Club program will on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 P.M. at the Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. Please join us for “Yikes! Shrikes!” featuring popular speaker, David Leatherman. In his presentation we will explore the fascinating lives of shrikes on the eastern plains of Colorado, no holds barred! After the program, refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome! For more information, ... Full Story

Star Night October 2018

Since Galileo invented the telescope over 400 years ago, people have built ever larger instruments that probe deeper into space. Today, the greatest collection of astronomical telescopes ever assembled sites atop Mauna Kea, one of five volcanoes forming Hawaii’s Big Island and the highest point in the central Pacific. In this talk, Dr. Gregory Wirth explains how this remote location came to be home to the CFHT, Gemini, Subaru, and Keck telescopes and how astronomers are using these ... Full Story

LTO September Star Night

  The scientist and the layperson alike try to grapple with infinity. It shows up at the edges of science and math every day. We have to deal with it. But can humans really visualize the infinite? Can we get a gut feeling for even just the very, very large? John Ensworth will take you to the fictional Library of Babel, based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges of the same name, and use it as a tool to expand your perception of the very large. He will compare the size of the ... Full Story

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