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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Little Thompson Observatory’

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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, 16 April from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. 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 April 16, 2010 will be former astronaut Joseph “Joe” Tanner. The title of his talk will be “Exploration.” Joe Tanner grew up in Danville, Illinois, and studied at the University of Illinois where he graduated in 1973 with ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

By Meinte Veldhuis President, Little Thompson Science Foundation Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory. Friday, February 19, 2010 from 7– 11 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 February 19 will be Edward Armstrong, an experienced sailor, who will talk about Celestial Navigation. Celestial Navigation, also known as astronavigation, ... 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 ... Full Story

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