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Sunday, May 19, 2019

‘Variety’ Archives

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

Public Star Night, April 20, 2018

Public Star Night, April 20, 2018

The guest speaker for this public star night will be Allison Barto, the program manager for the James Webb Space telescope at Ball Aerospace. Since the invention of the telescope over 400 years ago, humans have been building bigger and more powerful telescopes in a drive to better understand our amazing Universe. With the advent of the space age, we have been able to pursue even clearer images of the night sky through space-based observatories, revolutionizing astronomical knowledge. For ... Full Story

If John Bolton Is Right, Pearl Harbor Was Perfectly

If John Bolton Is Right, Pearl Harbor Was Perfectly Legal

John Bolton, President Trump's new (and improved) National Security Advisor argues a nuclear first strike against N. Korea is "legal." I am just a country lawyer, but I read the Nuremberg Judgments to condemn aggressive war.  Hitler was allegedly guilty of aggressive war when he launched first strikes against other countries.  The USA hanged some of his followers for following Hitler's orders to do so.  In fact, the USA hanged some of his followers for planning and ... Full Story

China’s Threats of Tariff Retaliation Leaves

China’s Threats of Tariff Retaliation Leaves Colorado Agriculture on Edge

Centennial, Colo. -- March 23, 2018 -- In reaction to tariffs on steel and aluminum exports announced by President Trump earlier this month, China has threatened retaliation with tariffs on U.S. exports, including pork, wine, fruit and other agricultural products —  the impacts of which, would negatively impact farmers and ranchers here in Colorado. “The threat of these penalties against agriculture would stunt markets here in Colorado for many of our producers,” says Don ... Full Story

Audubon April Program

Audubon April Program

                     

Foothills Audubon March program

Foothills Audubon March program

         

LTO Star Night: February 2018

LTO Star Night: February 2018

The guest speaker for this public star night will be Bill Possel from Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and space Physics (LASP), and the topic of his talk will be “the Cassini Mission at Saturn - An Epic Ending to an Epic Mission”. During its “Grand Finale,” the Cassini mission studied a never-before-explored region very close to Saturn. The spacecraft has taken ultra-close images of the planet’s rings and clouds, while revealing new details about its interior and the ... Full Story

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