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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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LTO Star Night: June 2017

LTO Star Night: June 2017

  The guest speaker is Dr. Suzanne Metlay, and the title of her presentation is “All-American Eclipse on August 21” Enjoy the unique experience of a solar eclipse safely and well-informed about the local logistics and celestial mechanics. We will discuss: eye safety, where to go within easy driving distance, what you can expect to see, and why an eclipse occurs. Let’s talk about planetary tilts, orbits, alignments, eccentricities, and the excitement of your own upcoming ... Full Story

LTO May 2017 Star Night

LTO May 2017 Star Night

    The guest speaker is Dr. Roger Culver, and the title of his presentation is “Bygone Constellations.” Down through the centuries, cultures the world over have imagined “star pictures” to be present in the random scattering of stars in the night sky. Out of a myriad of such imaginings, modern astronomers now officially recognize 88 of these star pictures or constellations, thus consigning “a myriad minus 88” constellations to history. In this presentation we ... Full Story

LTO April 2017 Star Night

LTO April 2017 Star Night

  Public Star Night - Friday, April 21 2017 Doors Open 7:00 p.m. - Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30  p.m. - Observing: 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.    The guest speaker is Dr Gordon MacAlpine, and the title of his presentation is “Earth’s Climate Past, Present, and Back to the Future” This public talk, supplemented with visual aids, is intended for a general audience. We will examine changing climatic conditions on Earth, from its origin just over 4.5 billion years ago to ... Full Story

Little Thompson Observatory: March Star Night

Little Thompson Observatory: March Star Night

    The Little Thompson Observatory Bringing science and math down to earth! Public Star Night - Friday, March 17 Doors Open: 7:00 | Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30 | Observing: 8:30-10:00 The guest speaker is Mike Roos, from Fort Collins, and the title of his presentation is “Messier Marathon in slides”. During the late 1700’s, Charles Messier, a French astronomer and comet hunter, made a list of objects that are NOT comets, so that he wouldn’t have to repeatedly deal ... Full Story

LTO Star Night: February 2017

LTO Star Night: February 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 7:00 – 10:00 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 Spencer from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto and beyond”. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made the ... Full Story

LTO Star Night December 2016

LTO Star Night December 2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016 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 Robert Ayala, a librarian at the Loveland Public Library, and the title of his presentation is “Astronomica Symphonica”. Join Robert Ayala and the Little Thompson Observatory for Astronomica Symphonica, a multi-media event showcasing ... Full Story

November Star Night at the LTO

November Star Night at the LTO

Friday, November 18, 2016 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 Scott Kindt, who has been a science teacher at Berthoud High School since 1995, where he is able to use astrophotography as a way to get students interested in Astronomy. Scott Kindt has been taking astro-photos for the past two decades. As a boy, ... Full Story

September Star Night at the LTO

September Star Night at the LTO

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 from 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 speaker for this public star night will be Ray Martin from Laramie, Wyoming. The title of his talk will be “Ramblings of an Old Stargeezer” With 60 years plus as both an amateur and professional astronomer there are tales to be told like the time he held the ... Full Story

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

  Friday, 17 June 2016 from 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 speaker for the evening will be Dr. Suzanne Metlay from Western Governors University.  Her talk will be about the “Five Moons of Pluto” the New Horizons spacecraft has revealed Charon and the other moons of Pluto to be fascinating worlds. Using ... Full Story

LTO Star Night, March 2015

LTO Star Night, March 2015

Friday, 18 March 2016 from 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 speaker will be Brian Enke from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “Where will NASA build its first research facility on Mars?” Since 2006, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the ... Full Story

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