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2017


Event: AeroSpace Ventures Small Business Forum
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Bechtel Collaboratory, Discovery Learning Center, 1095 Regent Dr., Boulder, Colorado

Description: Are you a small business leader interested in learning how you can best partner with the University of Colorado Boulder? Join us for the inaugural AeroSpace Ventures Small Business Forum. Forum sessions will identify pathways, best practices, and expectations for small businesses when engaging with CU Boulder through sponsored research, technology transfer, SBIR/STTR and hiring, among other topics. Registration fee: $30. Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 14, 2017.


Event: Investigating the Momentum Processes of Solar Eruptions Using Photospheric Magnetic Field Observations
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Xudong Sun, Stanford University. The solar active region photospheric magnetic field evolves rapidly during major eruptive events, suggesting appreciable feedback from the corona. Using high-cadence vector magnetogram sequence, multi-wavelength coronal imaging, and numerical simulation, I will show how the observed photospheric “magnetic imprints” can be used to estimate the impulse of the Lorentz force that accelerates the coronal mass ejection (CME) plasma. In an archetypical event, the Lorentz force correlates well with the CME acceleration, but the total force impulse surprisingly exceeds the CME momentum by almost two orders of magnitude. I propose a “gentle photospheric upwelling” scenario, where most of the Lorentz force is trapped in the lower atmosphere layer, counter-balanced by gravity of the upwelled mass. This unexpected effect dominates the momentum processes, but is negligible for the energy budget. I will discuss our follow-up project, how the upcoming high-sensitivity observations and new- generation numerical models may help elucidate the problem.


Event: The Science Lounge: Time Travel
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Hop through decades of Museum mysteries, figure out what makes the atomic clock tick, and debate the scientific plausibility of pop culture time travel before sipping a timeless cocktail at the bar. Ages 21+. Tickets: $13 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: FRCC Observatory Open For Public Stargazing
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: FRCC Observatory, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, Colorado

Description: The observatory at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus will be open for public stargazing. The observatory’s 15-foot dome houses a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Astronomy faculty and students in the Astronomy Club, organizers of the event, invite amateur astronomers to bring their own telescopes to set up on the lawn and sidewalk near the observatory. This event is free, and no reservations are taken. The event also is subject to cancellation because of inclement weather or other issues. Because circumstances can change at the last moment, contact Lindsay Rocks, physics and astronomy faculty, at (303) 404-5409 for information at a time leading up to the stargazing.


Event: Messier Marathon in Slides
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Little Thompson Observatory, Berthoud, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Mike Roos. 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 with them during his comet hunts. Near the end of March, it is possible to observe all 110 objects between sunset one night and sunrise the next morning. This is called a Messier Marathon. Looking through a telescope, Mike’s best result was 108 of the 110 objects. In 2013, he decided to photograph all 110 objects in a single night. And this presentation is the beautiful result. Weather permitting after the presentation (around 8:30 PM), visitors will be invited to observe various celestial objects through our 6” Astro-Physics Refractor, 18” Tinsley and 24” Cole Reflector telescopes.


Event: Preparing For The Great American Eclipse Of Aug. 21, 2017
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room F100, Community College of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado

Description: Dr. Doug Duncan, director of the Fiske Planetarium at CU-Boulder, will speak about the total solar eclipse that will happen later in 2017: “Preparing for the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017”


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: Aerospace Day At The Colorado State Capitol
Date: March 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Join the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), and the Aerospace States’ Association (ASA), along side numerous aerospace partner organizations for a day at the Colorado State Capitol. A full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state.


Event: The Solar-Stellar Connection From Core to Corona: Current Progress and Future Prospects With the DKIST
Date: March 20, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Alicia Aarnio, University of Colorado, Boulder. It has long been recognized our Sun is one in a vast ensemble of Sun-like stars. In the past century, Hale and Joy impressed upon the community the need to apply quantitative measures to place our Sun into context with main-sequence stars and to also study young Suns to learn the history of our own. In this talk, I will discuss solar and stellar flares and eruptive activity, magnetic field structure and connectivity, and broader space- and exoweather implications. Motivated by the fundamental problem of angular momentum evolution in star formation, we invoke the solar-stellar connection to make the first estimates of coronal mass ejection rates and properties on solar-like stars. Observing correlated flare-CME events with the DKIST will have applications to both the Sun and stars, providing new data sets to mine for predictive space weather indicators while clarifying fundamental physical links and what stellar observations could imply for future Carrington-like events (or worse!) on the Sun. With the simultaneous spectropolarimetric capabilities of the DKIST instrument suite, it will be possible to address fundamental problems in solar physics and star formation that are rooted in understanding the behavior of stellar magnetic fields from photosphere to corona. For intermediate mass stars, which we find to have surprisingly solar-like interiors, we aim to model their dynamos and emergent flux to determine the as-yet unmeasured large-scale field geometries by which they accrete. Solar-stellar research is mutually beneficial, and the relocation of the NSO and its engagement with the Boulder space research community allows immediate focus on key elements of the DKIST critical science plan as they apply to both the Sun and stars.


Event: Electric Fields on the Sun: How Can We Determine Them and Why Should We Care?
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Maria Kazachenko University of California, Berkeley. The most violent space weather events, eruptive solar flares and coronal mass ejections, are driven by the release of free magnetic energy stored in the solar corona. Energy can build up on timescales of hours to days, and then may be suddenly released in the form of a magnetic eruption. Can we use the observed evolution of the magnetic fields in the solar photosphere to model the evolution of the overlying coronal field, including the storage and release of magnetic energy in such eruptions? The objective of CGEM, the Coronal Global Evolutionary Model, is to develop and evaluate such a model. The primary innovation of the CGEM, as compared to the majority of current generation of coronal field models that are constrained to match the surface magnetic field, is the ability of CGEM’s corona to support electric currents generated inductively by electric fields, thereby allowing for a consistent energy buildup process in the corona. In this talk I will discuss the new electric field inversion technique we use in CGEM and present its recent applications to find energy fluxes in an evolving active region and to drive the time- dependent coronal magnetic field. Future applications of CGEM to improve space weather forecasts and prospects for the use of DKIST will also be discussed.


Event: Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument Star Party
Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado

Description: Park Rangers team up with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, to share the wonders of the night sky. We start with a Ranger presentation, then step outside for stargazing with telescopes. Viewing is weather-dependent.


Event: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets
Date: March 26-31, 2017
Location: Aspen Center for Physics, Colorado

Description: Planet formation theories in the context of recent exoplanet discoveries, Long-term dynamical evolution and stability of multi-planet systems.


Event: CSAS Monthly Meeting
Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs,

Description: Monthly meeting of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Featured Presentation: Doug Cook – “Processing of Space Imaging Data”. Free and open to the public.


Event: 60 Minutes In Space
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Go “behind the stories” in space science, using the best images and animation available, to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum. Free.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: April 1, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: Yuri’s Night
Date: April 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs,

Description: Celebrate man’s first journey into space and the first Space Shuttle flight! Proceeds benefit STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Astronaut and Cosmonaut Meet-N-Greets – Get autographs, ask questions or take selfies with true space heroes, science demos and fun activities. $45 in Advance/$60 at the Door. Admission Includes One Drink/Activity Ticket and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres. Adults 21 and older.


Event: 33rd Space Symposium
Date: April 3-6, 2017
Location: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: The Space Symposium is the premier global commercial, civil, military and new space conference. The Space Symposium has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and dream about the future of space for more than 30 years!


Event: Hearing the Stars: New Insights Into Stellar Interiors From Asteroseismology
Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Lars Bildsten, University of California, Santa Barbara. Long-term and sensitive space-based photometry from the Kepler and CoRoT satellites has allowed us to finally ‘hear’ the stars. These remarkable data have yielded accurate measurements of masses, radii and distances for more than 30,000 stars across the Milky Way. More profoundly, these observations are revealing the interior conditions of the star, clearly differentiating those that are undergoing helium burning in their cores to those that are only burning hydrogen in a shell. Moreover, interior rotation rates for hundreds of post-main sequence stars have now been measured, probing the uncertain physics of angular momentum transport that is important to the progenitors of core collapse supernova. Most recently, the prevalence of red giants with very low dipolar oscillation amplitudes appears to be a consequence of strong magnetic fields deep in the helium cores of these red giants.


Event: NASA GOLD: Unprecedented Imaging from the Boundary Between Earth and Space
Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LASP, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Richard Eastes – University of Central Florida.


Event: Family Discovery Series: Astronomy 101-Wonders of the Spring Sky
Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, Colorado

Description: Explore constellations of note, Spring Equinox and more wonders hidden in the spring night sky. Age 9 and up. $5.


Event: AIAA Region V Student Conference
Date: April 7-8, 2017
Location: Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Description: Metropolitan State University Denver is proud to host the 2017 AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference. AIAA Welcomes student participants to the Region V Student Conference. Students must join AIAA to be eligible to compete in the conference.


Event: 2017 SeCO Science Symposium
Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pueblo West High School, 661 W. Capistrano Ave., Pueblo West, Colorado

Description: Join us for a day of professional learning! There will be opportunities to network with other Colorado educators, and a chance to win door prizes. Participants have the option of college credit or a certificate of participation to include in renewal hours. Lunch will be provided.


Event: Venus, Earth’s Evil Twin
Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Dr. Larry Esposito of LASP & APS will discuss the similarities between Venus and Earth and study the links between the surface, interior and climatic processes that reinforce the idea that Venus could represent the fate of Earth – making Venus an essential target for further exploration. $10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: StarFest
Date: April 21-23, 2017
Location: Marriott and Hilton DTC Convention Hotels, Denver, Colorado

Description: 2017 will mark our 40th Anniversary and we are planning some pretty fantastic events to help celebrate!StarFest has always been Denver’s unique event where you can meet friends – old and new, see and wear great costumes, browse through thousands of collectible items, attend and participate in live performances & panels, and – most importantly – talk face-to-face with Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers, Illustrators, Scientists, Special Effects Artists.


Event: March For Science
Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Washington D.C. And Locations Around The World

Description:Scientists from around the world will march to make the U.S. government aware of the importance of science and space.


Event: An Evening of Cosmic Musings
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Description: A collaboration between Carolyn Porco and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.


Event: Rocky Mountain Steam Fest
Date: April 29-30, 2017
Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds

Description: In the Rocky Mountains, we are celebrating all things creative, imaginative and exploratory at a festival extraordinaire… It’s Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship (invention!), Arts and Making. STEAM Fest is an awe-filled, jaw-dropping chance to tinker, hack, build, crumble, fly, drive, drink, DO, dabble — PLAY!)


Event: Star Wars After Dark
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Brand-new 18+ event. More details coming soon.


Event: Star Wars At The Hangar
Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Mark your calendar for a Star Wars™ event unlike any other as Rebels and Imperials alike descend on Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for a day of family-friendly activities. Enjoy Star Wars-specific games like Blast-A-Trooper and Green Screen Adventures, meet BB-8, R2D2 and a whole host of your movie favorites as you unleash your inner Jedi. Of course, guests will have an opportunity to win a seat in the legendary X-Wing StarFighter!


Event: Space Weather Workshop
Date: May 1-5, 2017
Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield, Colorado

Description: Space Weather Workshop is an annual conference that brings industry, academia, and government agencies together in a lively dialog about space weather. What began in 1996 as a conference for the space weather user community, Space Weather Workshop has evolved into the Nation’s leading conference on all issues relating to space weather. The conference addresses the remarkably diverse impacts of space weather on today’s technology. The program highlights space weather impacts in several areas, including communications, navigation, spacecraft operations, aviation, and electric power. The presentations and discussions at the Space Weather Workshop also focus on identifying the highest priority needs for operational services that can guide future research and identifying new high-value capabilities that can be transitioned into operations. The conference fosters communication among researchers, space weather service providers, and users of space weather services.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: May 6, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: Future Astronomy for Ancient Questions
Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Ball Aerospace, will share a glimpse into the future of astronomy and aerospace technology. Ball Aerospace has been advancing space technology for over 60 years, but it is the next generation of cutting-edge technology that will shed light on the age-old questions of life beyond Earth. $10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)


Event: National Geographic Live: The Search for Life Beyond Earth
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, Colorado

Description: Astrobiologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand searches for life beyond Earth. He is currently helping plan a NASA mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate evidence of a vast subsurface ocean⎯a body of water which could sustain primitive forms of life on this alien world nearly 600 million miles from our planet. Based at Pasadena’s world-famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hand is designing instruments for the probe that will travel to Europa. To gain perspective on the conditions these instruments will have to endure, and to see how microbes eke out a living in our world’s harshest climes, Hand has traveled to the most forbidding environments on Earth. He has conducted studies on the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro, the valleys of Antarctica, and the depths of our oceans.


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: Advancing Plasma Physics from the Sun to the Earth
Date: May 21-26, 2017
Location: Wyndham Main Street Station, Breckenridge, Colorado

Description: The workshop will focus on discussing recent progress and future problems in understanding plasma processes in the heliosphere. Topics will include: magnetic reconnection, particle acceleration, plasma dynamics, magnetic activity on the sun, the solar-wind-driven magnetosphere, plasma theory, and comparison of theory, simulations and observations. The Workshop will have two sessions per day Monday-Friday. Audience-participation workshop discussions will be mixed in with oral presentations.


Event: Explore the Force: The Science of Star Wars
Date: May 30-June 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: CU Boulder Main Campus, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Biology, physics, space science, engineering and robotics come together in this STEM-centered exploration of the Star Wars saga! We’ll learn about physics and space science as we review the feasibility of key Star Wars events. We’ll engineer our own light sabers and use green screen technology to create photos of our glowing light sabers in action. From Naboo to Tatooine, we’ll examine the properties of different regions to design vehicles adapted for different terrain. After developing our coding skills, we’ll program our robotic friend BB-8 to navigate through a maze. Ages 9-11. $180.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: June 3, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition
Date: June 5-9, 2017
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Description: Recognizing that there was no one venue that brought the aviation industry together to address challenges and future direction with a broad, integrating view of the aviation marketplace, AIAA and The Boeing Company started partnering in 2010 to develop a new event. The objective was to develop the premier forum for presentation of both recent progress on aircraft design, air traffic management and operations, and aviation technologies as well as policy, planning, and market issues affecting the future direction of the global aviation industry. The goal was to offer a unique venue for interaction between researchers, system developers, product support personnel, managers, and business developers from throughout industry, government, and academia.


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: CMF: The Planets
Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to life with choreographed, visual animation on the big screen! Also on this program is the world premiere by the 2017 Click! Commissioning club composer Julian Wachner, and Alexander Scriabin’s “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $12.00 – $54.00 ($9.00 – $51.00 Concert Member)


Event: CMF: Symphony Sampler – The Planets
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to life with choreographed, visual animation on the big screen! This concert is part of the Colorado Music Festival’s “Symphony Sampler” series. A fresh approach to Friday Nights! It’s a concert experience – reimagined. Start at 6:30pm with a short, hour-long concert featuring some of the world’s greatest music, and still have time for post-concert dinner and drinks – the night is still young! $12.00 – $35.00 ($9.00 – $32.00 Concert Member)


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: July 29, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: Solar Eclipse
Date: August 21, 2017
Location: Colorado

Description: There will be a partial solar eclipse in Colorado, with a total solar eclipse as viewed from Wyoming and Nebraska.


Event: Total Solar Eclipse
Date: August 21, 2017
Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science Day Trip

Description: It’s never too early to plan the experience of a lifetime! Boldly journey into the centerline of a total solar eclipse with Museum space scientist Ka Chun Yu. On this day of spectacular solar sighting, you’ll discover the science behind this incredible natural phenomena. This one-day trip includes bus transportation, solar viewing glasses, and a box lunch.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: August 26, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Gala
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mile High Station, Denver, Colorado

Description: Honoring those who have advanced Colorado’s unique legacy in space-related endeavors.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: October 28, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: November 11, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.


Event: NSRC-2017
Date: December 18-20, 2017
Location: The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado

Description: The Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC), the premier conference for researchers and educators interested in commercial suborbital reusable vehicles. Among other things, NSRC-2017 will provide in-depth NASA, FAA, and flight provider briefings and extensive networking opportunities for researchers and educators wishing to use next-gen suborbital.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: December 30, 2017
Location: Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 East Warren Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Our once-a-month first quarter moon Saturday evening Open House events, weather permitting runs from sunset to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Observing with the large telescope is $1 per person to help offset cost of maintenance, and the astronomy club brings numerous portable telescopes which are set up in the park, with free for all viewing. This provides the public great sky access and a chance to talk with owners of equipment about what advantages and disadvantages there are to different types of small telescopes.



2018


Event: AAS 232nd Meeting
Date: January 3-7, 2017
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado

Description: The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Its membership of about 7,000 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe. At the semi-annual meetings of the AAS there are presentation sessions, poster sessions, invited speakers, and workshops on educational and career topics.