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Posts Tagged ‘LTO Star Night’

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

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

LTO Star Night, November 2018

LTO Star Night, November 2018

The speaker for this evening is Sarah Scoles, author of the book “Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”. Finding extraterrestrial life, especially the smart kind, would be one of the most important discoveries humans had ever made. It would tell us we weren't alone in the vastness of space, that we were both very special and not at all, and that biological processes are a fundamental part of the universe. Perhaps that significance is the ... Full Story

LTO Star Night: February 2018

LTO Star Night: February 2018

The guest speaker for this public star night will be Bill Possel from Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and space Physics (LASP), and the topic of his talk will be “the Cassini Mission at Saturn - An Epic Ending to an Epic Mission”. During its “Grand Finale,” the Cassini mission studied a never-before-explored region very close to Saturn. The spacecraft has taken ultra-close images of the planet’s rings and clouds, while revealing new details about its interior and the ... Full Story