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Friday, December 9, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Little Thompson Observatory’

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

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

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