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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 PM 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 guest speaker is Dr. Bob Stencel, professor of Astronomy at the University of Denver. The title of his talk is "Astronomy in a time of climate change" Prof. Stencel will survey the skyscape in terms of the increasing rates of terrestrial cloud formation and ... Full Story

April Star Night at the LTO

April Star Night at the LTO

Friday, April 25, 2014 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 our website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for this evening will be Dr. Roger Culver, professor of Astronomy at CSU in Fort Collins. The title of his talk is “The Past, Present, and Future History of a Small-Scale Astronomical Consortium.” In 1995 the Global Network of Astronomical ... Full Story

January Star Night at the LTO

January Star Night at the LTO

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, January 17, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 PM 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is Bryan White, known from past years for his great 3-D comet slide show as well as an out of this world Aurora Borealis show. Bryan White has updated his show with new pictures from 2002, 2004, and 2006. He thought it would be interesting for people to see that ... Full Story

December Star Night at the LTO

December Star Night at the LTO

Friday December 20, 2013 from 7 – 11 p.m. 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 www.starkids.org). The guest speaker for this public star night will be the LTO’s own volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his talk will be “The Star of Wonder”. The nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of time. For millennia, believers, scoffers and the ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory,

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory,

Friday, October 18, 2013 7:30 – 11:00 PM. 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website, www.starkids.org). The speakers for this evening will be Cathy and Tim Haven, owners of S&S Optika in Littleton, Colo. The title of  their talk will be “How to select and buy the right telescope for you or your kids” S&S Optika, located at 6579 S. Broadway in Littleton, is the best telescope shop in a five hundred mile ... Full Story

March StarNight at the LTO

March StarNight at the LTO

Friday, March 15, 2013 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 guest speaker will be Scott Kindt, science teacher at Berthoud High School since 1995, where he is able to use astrophotography as a way to get students interested in astronomy. Kindt has been taking astro-photos for the past two decades. As a boy, he observed the ... Full Story

January Star-Night at the LTO

January Star-Night at the LTO

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. 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 Bryan White, known from past years for his great 3-D comet slide show as well as an out of this world Aurora Borealis show. Bryan White will be selecting Aurora pictures from 2002, 2004, and 2006. He thought it would be interesting for people to see ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Renown 18th century astronomer Charles Messier described this 9th entry in his famous astronomical catalog as "Nebula, without star, in the right leg of Ophiuchus ...". But Messier 9 (M9) does have stars, known to modern astronomers as a globular cluster of over 300,000 stars within a diameter of about 90 light-years. It lies some 25,000 light-years distant, near the central bulge of our Milky Way galaxy.       Messier 9 ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded massive star that forms the ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Is this a painting or a photograph? In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines near the image center. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a red emission region, many dark absorption nebulae, and a backdrop of colorful stars.NGC 2170: Celestial Still Life  Image Credit & Copyright: Leonardo Julio & Carlos Milovic (Astronomia Pampeana) Explanation: Is this a painting or ... Full Story

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