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Posts Tagged ‘Little Thompson Observatory’

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

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

Friday, April 20, 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 the evening will be Monte Henderson, a senior program manager at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, CO. His talk will feature the Deep Impact Mission to Comet Tempel1. On July 4th, 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact program completed a ... Full Story

February Star Night at the LTO

February Star Night at the LTO

Friday, February 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  www.starkids.org). The speakers for this evening will be Andrea Schweitzer and Daniel Greenidge, both volunteers with the LTO. Their talk is titled: Outdoor Lighting and its Effect on our Safety, Streets and Skies. Good quality outdoor lighting improves safety, is better for business, and ... Full Story

December Star Nights (2) at the LTO

December Star Nights (2) at the LTO

Friday December 16, 2011 7 – 11 PM Special 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 LTO volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his special talk will be “Are we alone?” What is life? Are there extreme environments on Earth where we are surprised to find life? Does this tell us anything about ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

Friday November 18, 2011,  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 speakers, Chief Sam Moves Camp and Jim Tolstrup, will present “Lakota Star Knowledge.” As part of this talk, a brief ceremony, which may include Lakota singers, will be held to formally consecrate the new Lakota Native American Indian constellation wall in the warm room at ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

  Friday, October 21, 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 at www.starkids.org). The guest speaker will be Dr Thomas Bogdan from NOAA. The title of his talk will be “Space Weather”. Space weather refers to conditions on the Sun and in the space environment that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based ... Full Story

Star Night: September 16

Star Night: September 16

Friday, September 16, 2011 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). Guest speaker John Ensworth will present: “Theories of Everything - from the Beginning of Time to When Time Doesn't Exist.” This will be the second of two talks on two consecutive public Star Nights, August 19 and September 16. Given the material being discussed at these two ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Friday, May 20, 2011 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 at www.starkids.org).   The guest speaker for this Friday is Whitney, a Senior Consultant at the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). The title of her talk will be: A Whole New World--Dawn at Asteroid Vesta. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is whizzing through the solar system as we ... Full Story

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