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Friday, November 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Telescope’

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

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

March StarNight at the LTO

March StarNight at the LTO

Friday, March 15, 2013 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 will be Scott Kindt, science teacher at Berthoud High School since 1995, where he is able to use astrophotography as a way to get students interested in astronomy. Kindt has been taking astro-photos for the past two decades. As a boy, he observed the ... Full Story

October Star Night at the LTO

October 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 Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. The speaker for this evening will be Robert Arn.  The title of his talk will be “Bringing the Night Sky Down to Earth” With all the amazing images coming out of Hubble and other major observatories it is easy to experience a disconnect between ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The GRB 110328A Symphony Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Fruchter (STScI) Explanation: A symphony of planet-wide observations began abruptly on March 28 when the Earth-orbiting Swift satellite detected a burst of high-frequency gamma-rays from GRB 110328A. When the same source flared again after a45 minute pause it was clear this event was not a typical gamma-ray burst. Twelve hours after the initial fanfare astronomers using the 2.5-meter Nordic Optical Telescope chimed in with a ... 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 ... 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

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