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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Friday, January 20, 2017 7:00 – 11:00 PM 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is Dr Gordon MacAlpine, and the title of his presentation is “Cosmology with Quasars: Dinosaurs of the Universe”. This will be a public talk and PowerPoint presentation suitable for all ages. Dr MacAlpine will discuss what quasars are, how they were discovered, how they work, and the lingering ... Full Story

September Star Night at the LTO

September Star Night at the LTO

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website www.starkids.org ) The speaker for this public star night will be Ray Martin from Laramie, Wyoming. The title of his talk will be “Ramblings of an Old Stargeezer” With 60 years plus as both an amateur and professional astronomer there are tales to be told like the time he held the ... Full Story

Chaco Canyon Echoes With Mysteries

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder The inhabitants of Chaco Canyon obviously paid attention to the sky. And although it’s not clear anyone actually resided in the 30 central buildings, the structures are all oriented to the patterns and events of the sun and moon –– equinoxes and eclipses, among others. This hundreds-of-years-old village stands as a monument to the human pursuit of information, both to those who once built Chaco, and to those who seek answers about the ancients. Steve and ... Full Story