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Friday, March 6, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘LTO’

February Star Night

February Star Night

  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School  Friday 20 February 2015 starting around 7 pm. (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker for this public star night will be Caden Brown, an exceptional high school student from Estes Park who worked with a scientist from NASA and Caltech to produce a new catalog of objects with an unusual light signature, referred to as ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO: The Moon

Star Night at the LTO: The Moon

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School Friday 16 January 2015 starting around 7 pm  (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker for this public star night will be our LTO volunteer Andrew Planck, and the title of his talk will be “Observing the Moon”. Andrew will give a talk on the Moon, discussing its history, formation, and the many fascinating objects that can be seen ... Full Story

December Star Night at LTO

December Star Night at LTO

Friday December 19, 2014 from 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 on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker for this public star night will be the LTO’s own volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his talk will be “The Star of Wonder”. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM FASCINATES. The nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of ... Full Story

November LTO Star Night

November LTO Star Night

Friday, November 21, 2014 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 posted, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is David Meeker. The title of his talk is "The past and present of lighting". David will give a short presentation of the past and present of lighting, the technologies behind it and the applications we see every day and night. He will give an overview of the ... Full Story

September StarNight at the LTO

September StarNight at the LTO

Friday, October 17, 2014 Doors Open: 7:00 | Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30 | Observing: 8:30-10: The Invisible Universe: Radio Astronomy at LTO The evening’s program will be an entertaining presentation on the amazing history of radio astronomy and a look into exciting recent developments including the search for life beyond Earth and radio signatures of exoplanets. The presentation will conclude with public unveiling of the new radio telescope at the Little Thompson Observatory. Everyone ... Full Story

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

  Friday, June 20, 2014 7:00–11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, The guest speaker is Dr Suzanne Metlay. The title of her talk is "Kepler Mission update: New Mission and New World" NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet that may be in its star’s habitable zone. Kepler is poised to be born again as a planet hunter, after it seemed to be a doomed spacecraft. Meanwhile, earlier data reveals a vast array of objects orbiting other ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 PM 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. Bob Stencel, professor of Astronomy at the University of Denver. The title of his talk is "Astronomy in a time of climate change" Prof. Stencel will survey the skyscape in terms of the increasing rates of terrestrial cloud formation and ... Full Story

April Star Night at the LTO

April Star Night at the LTO

Friday, April 25, 2014 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 this evening will be Dr. Roger Culver, professor of Astronomy at CSU in Fort Collins. The title of his talk is “The Past, Present, and Future History of a Small-Scale Astronomical Consortium.” In 1995 the Global Network of Astronomical ... Full Story

March Star Night at the LTO

March Star Night at the LTO

Friday, March 21, 2014 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 LTO will not have a guest speaker on this evening, but instead will screen the movie “The City Dark” from filmmaker Ian Cheney, which was released in 2011. Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and ... Full Story

February at the LTO

February 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, February 21, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 pm The guest speaker is Dr Paul Lightsey, mission systems engineer at Ball Aerospace, and the title of his talk is “The James Webb Space Telescope: The Magic’s in the Mirrors.” The James Webb Space Telescope is sometimes referred to as the Hubble ... Full Story

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