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Posts Tagged ‘Telescope’

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

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

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 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

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday, November 19, 2010 from 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). The guest speaker for Friday, November 19 is Mark Shannon from Ball Aerospace in Boulder. His talk will be on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Exployer (WISE) mission. WISE is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will provide a vast storehouse of knowledge ... Full Story