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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

‘Variety’ Archives

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

LTO Star Night, February 2019

LTO Star Night, February 2019

The speaker for this evening will be Prof John Bally from the CU Boulder, (john.bally@colorado.edu). New observations with ALMA, CARMA, adaptive optics, and space-based observatories are changing our understanding of star and planet formation. He will use multi-spectral images to zoom-in from the visual view of the Winter sky into the infrared to radio views of the star-forming cloud located immediately behind the Orion Nebula. About 550 years ago, a compact group of massive stars ... Full Story

Fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth

Fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth

Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters - A Wildlife Gala & Fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth - ALLENSPARK, CO  January 30, 2019 – Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters, a wildlife gala and fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth, will take place the evening of April 6, 2019, at the Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado. A silent auction, kicking off the evening of fun and entertainment, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Wildlife ... Full Story

Star Night: January 2019

Star Night: January 2019

The Speaker this month is Tim Gasparrini. Mr. Gasparrini is the GOES-R program manager and vice president at Lockheed Martin Aerospace who is the builder of the GOES spacecraft. Tim will tell us about the GOES program, its mission and history and the new GOES-17 spacecraft which was just launched in March of this year. GOES-17 (formerly GOES-S) is the second of the current generation of weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ... Full Story

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