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2017


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: The Science Lounge: Space Oddity
Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado

Description: The Greeks and Romans were no strangers to adult encounters. Go “stargayzing” in Gates Planetarium as you delve into the myths behind constellations. Explore sex and gender in the ancient world and end the night by viewing celestial bodies through telescopes. Togas are encouraged! Presented in partnership with the GLBT Community Center of Colorado as part of Denver Pride Fest Week. Ages: 21+, Cash bar. Tickets: $13 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


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: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: June 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Stories Behind The Moon & Stars
Date: June 30, 2017
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: “The Story Behind the Moon & the Stars” program will incorporate star lore and activities for families. The program will include a constellation tour and viewing with binoculars, naked eye, and possibly telescopes. This program will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center in the RMNP and will last approximately 1 & 1/2 hours.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Stories Behind The Moon & Stars
Date: July 7, 2017
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: “The Story Behind the Moon & the Stars” program will incorporate star lore and activities for families. The program will include a constellation tour and viewing with binoculars, naked eye, and possibly telescopes. This program will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center in the RMNP and will last approximately 1 & 1/2 hours.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


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

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: July 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


Event: Stargazing By Canoe On The Colorado River
Date: July 22-24, 2017
Location: Colorado

Description: With Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Embark on a memorable weekend with astronomer Naomi Pequette, as you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above. Without the interference of city lights, learn about planets, constellations, and deep space. This is spectacular canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Ruby and Horsethief Canyons, where you’ll float past stands of shiny granite sculpted by water through the ages. $436 adult, $406 child (6-12 years).


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: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


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: Rocky Mountain National Park Stories Behind The Moon & Stars
Date: August 4, 2017
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: “The Story Behind the Moon & the Stars” program will incorporate star lore and activities for families. The program will include a constellation tour and viewing with binoculars, naked eye, and possibly telescopes. This program will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center in the RMNP and will last approximately 1 & 1/2 hours.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Stories Behind The Moon & Stars
Date: August 11, 2017
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: “The Story Behind the Moon & the Stars” program will incorporate star lore and activities for families. The program will include a constellation tour and viewing with binoculars, naked eye, and possibly telescopes. This program will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center in the RMNP and will last approximately 1 & 1/2 hours.


Event: The Science Lounge: Total Eclipse
Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado

Description: The moon will be throwing some serious shade on Earth, so let’s prepare for a total eclipse of the heart, or sun. Find out what causes an eclipse and get the lowdown on safely viewing the event (which will happen Monday, August 21). View the sun with solar telescopes, then explore orbits in Space Odyssey while sipping a dark cocktail at the bar. Ages: 21+, Cash bar. Tickets: $13 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: August 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


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: (SOLD OUT) 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: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: August 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


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: Digital Earth: Warming Poles
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado

Description: With immersive satellite images, soar beyond the headlines with Ted Scambos, Lead Scientist for the National Snow and Ice Data Center, and Ka Chun Yu, space sciences curator, to investigate dramatic changes in sea ice, glaciers, and snow cover in Earth’s remote polar regions. Journey over the Arctic and Antarctica to track sea ice melt, the breakup of ice shelves, and the acceleration of massive glaciers. The poles are a harbinger of future changes, and a critical part of our planet’s weather balance. Scambos will illustrate the transformation of these areas using breathtaking imagery captured from some of Earth’s most remote locations. $8 member, $10 nonmember.


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.