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Friday, January 17, 2020

‘Variety’ Archives

Star Night: January 2020

Star Night: January 2020

The guest speakers for this public star night will be Deborah Price and Rebecca Dickson.  The title of their presentation is “Dark Skies Matter”. Light pollution blots out much of our night sky and prevents us from seeing the views that our ancestors enjoyed, but there are also other reasons to protect the night sky. More than half of wildlife species depend on darkness to survive, and a lack of light is important for human health. Deborah Price, Natural History Program Specialist ... Full Story

Audubon Club Program: Jan 2020

Audubon Club Program: Jan 2020

Star Night, December 2019

Star Night, December 2019

The guest speaker for this public star night will be our own volunteer and board member John Ensworth. The title of his presentation is “The Star of Wonder”. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM FASCINATES. The nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of time. For millennia, believers, scoffers and the curious have wondered at the Biblical account of the Star. The Bible recounts unusual or even impossible astronomical events at Christ's birth. For many doubters, the ... Full Story

Star Night: November 2019

Star Night: November 2019

Members of the Lakota tribe observed the stars while remaining in one geographical area over a period of thousands of years. In the "Winter Circle" they saw a representation of their seasonal migration through the Black Hills in Western South Dakota. The stars also represented the spiritual life of the people. The shape of the earth was thought to resemble the constellations above. Much of this mirroring takes place inside the red clay valley which encircles the Black Hills of South ... Full Story

Water In The West: A Conversation

Water In The West: A Conversation

Residents of Colorado enjoy the landscape of snow covered mountains, the fields of wheat and corn on the eastern plains, parks and open space green with an abundance of water. Water for drinking, for irrigating lawns and parks, for swimming, for fishing in the clear lakes and streams; water, water everywhere. But as the amount of water in Colorado diminishes, and it will, the time has come to engage in a conversation about water. Two distinguished guests will speak on the issue of water on ... Full Story

LTO Star Night-May 17, 2019

LTO Star Night-May 17, 2019

The speaker for this evening will be Dr. Dan Durda from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “All These Worlds: The Exoplanet Revolution”. For generations we've wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Thanks in large part to space missions like Kepler, we now know that we live in a galaxy full of diverse planetary systems. Not only are we detecting planets around thousands of other stars, we are beginning to characterize them as well, ... Full Story

Star Night, April 2019

Star Night, April 2019

The speaker for this evening will be Dr. John Spencer from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “The Furthest Flyby: New Horizons Visits Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69”. On January 1, 2019, deep in the Kuiper Belt a billion miles beyond Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past the small object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, making MU69 the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.  New Horizons revealed MU69 to be a ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon Club: April Program

Foothills Audubon Club: April Program

LTO March Star Night

LTO March Star Night

The speaker for this evening will be LTO volunteer and co-author of SkySafari, Bill Tschumy. Amateur astronomy is in many ways an intellectual pursuit.  What may look like a faint smudge in the telescope only comes alive when you truly grasp what it is you are looking at. Bill’s talk will introduce you to the wonders of the night sky.  He will help you understand the size, distance, location and physical properties of those objects you can see through the telescope.  He will ... Full Story

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

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