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Posts Tagged ‘Little Thompson Observatory’

24′ telescope working at LTO

24′ telescope working at LTO

First Light   The Little Thompson Observatory (LTO) in Berthoud, is proud to announce that it acquired First Light through its historic 24” (610 mm) Telescope on Friday, November 16. The first objects viewed were the Pleiades Star Cluster and the Andromeda Galaxy. A team of dedicated volunteers has been working diligently over the past five years to make this event possible. Preliminary results of visual observations through the eye piece indicate that the telescope is in excellent working ... Full Story

“Near Earth Objects” at the LTO

“Near Earth Objects” at the LTO

Friday, April 15, 2011  7 – 11 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 is Bob Arentz from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp and the title of his talk will be “Searching for Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)”. The inner solar system is home to the planet we care about the most, and also to something like a million other ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO, Jan 21

Star Night at the LTO, Jan 21

Star Night at the LTO, December 17

Star Night at the LTO, December 17

Friday, December 17, 2010  7:00 – 11:00 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 Friday is Dr John Ristvey, a Senior Director at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). The title of his talk will be: "Comet Mysteries Revealed: A tale of two spacecraft, three comets, and four missions - Oh My.” Learn about two ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday, November 19, 2010 from 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 for Friday, November 19 is Mark Shannon from Ball Aerospace in Boulder. His talk will be on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Exployer (WISE) mission. WISE is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will provide a vast storehouse of knowledge ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Friday, August 20, 2010 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). Our guest speaker for this Friday is Meinte Veldhuis, president of the Little Thompson Science Foundation, which operates the LTO. The title of his talk will be: "Finishing the Construction of the LTO.” Mr. Veldhuis will discuss the various construction objectives and challenges from the past 5 years, since the board of ... Full Story

LTO 24-Inch telescope installation

LTO 24-Inch telescope installation

The Little Thompson Observatory 24-inch telescope has had a long journey. Brought to Berthoud a couple of years ago it had to await the construction of the second pier and dome at the observatory. The instrument was finally put in place last October and has been awaiting funding to complete the installation. The Loveland Reporter-Herald gives an update: "Newly installed 24-inch telescope nearly ready" By Sandy Barnes For a history of the telescope go to ... Full Story

Great Golf, The LTO Open

Great Golf, The LTO Open

The Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud is hosting the LTO Open Golf Tournament on Saturday July 17, 2010 at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. The format is 4 person teams, best ball. The event starts at 8:00 AM with check-in beginning at 7AM.  Mulligan’s and putting string are available at extra cost. Single golfers are welcome too; tournament organizers can help place you on a team. The tournament is a fund raiser to support the final phase of expansion which includes bringing the ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, June 18, 2009 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Our guest speaker  is Dr Suzanne Metlay. The title of her talk is: "The Work of Your Hands: Citizen Science and Journalism". Amateur astronomers are increasingly doing the work of professional researchers -- and most scientists love it! As science journalists are struggling to keep their careers, volunteers and bloggers have been moving into this realm as well. Dr. Metlay will discuss the changing ... Full Story

Star Night: Kepler mission

Star Night: Kepler mission

Friday, 21 May 2010 from 7:00 – 11:00 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 our website www.starkids.org ) Our guest speaker for Friday May 21, 2010 will be Jeremy Stober from Ball Aerospace & Technologies in Boulder, who will talk about the NASA Kepler mission. Jeremy Stober is the Mission Operations Manager for Kepler, a NASA mission that was launched in March 2009 and ... Full Story

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