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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Little Thompson Observatory’

May Star Night at the LTO

May Star Night at the LTO

    Friday, May 17, 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 our website, www.starkids.org). The guest speakers are William Murtagh and David Stone, from the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder. The title of their talk will be: “Space Weather Storms: Are we ready for a ‘Space Katrina’.” Our Nation is embarking on ambitious plans to ... Full Story

April Star Night at the LTO

April Star Night at the LTO

Friday, April 19, 2013 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 is Dr. Dan Durda, from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, CO. The title of his talk is “Getting Ready to Fly in Space”. He will talk about SwRI's suborbital research program, his role in working with both Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace for ... 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

February Star Night at the LTO

February Star Night at the LTO

Friday, February 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 is Dr. Pablo Bauleo. He is an astrophysicist who has devoted over a decade of his professional life to shed light into solving the mystery of ultra-high energy cosmic rays as a member of the Pierre Auger Observatory. The history of cosmic ... 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

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 ... Full Story

October Star Night at the LTO

October Star Night at the LTO

    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 Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. The speaker for this evening will be Robert Arn.  The title of his talk will be “Bringing the Night Sky Down to Earth” With all the amazing images coming out of Hubble and other major observatories it is easy to experience a disconnect between ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

    Friday, September 21, 2012 7:30 – 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). Our speakers for this evening will be Drs. Irene and Steve Little of Estes Park.  The title of their talk will be “2012 - Doomsday or Hoax?” According to the Long Count Mayan calendar, on Dec 21, 2012 the 13th Baktun ends (and a new one ... Full Story

August Star Night at the LTO

August Star Night at the LTO

  Friday, August 17, 2012 7:30 – 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 evening will be Dr John Bally of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado in Boulder. His talk will be about recent surveys of the Galactic Plane with the ... Full Story

May Star Night at the LTO

May Star Night at the LTO

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 the evening will be Mike Hotka, a senior software engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder and an intrepid amateur astronomer, Deep Sky Marine, JPL Solar System Ambassador and Dark Sky Ranger. He is also a volunteer at the LTO. His talk will be on the discovery of the ... Full Story

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