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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.


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.

Event: 2018 GOLD Science Communications Workshop
Date: January 5-7
Location: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (CU/LASP) Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: The 2018 GOLD science communications workshop will bring bloggers, podcasters, social media users, and other science communicators to LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder for a two-day intensive workshop with GOLD team members. The workshop will offer a collaborative professional development opportunity for attendees to learn about current issues surrounding the exploration of the Earth’s thermosphere and ionosphere, with an emphasis on the latest—and anticipated—discoveries, as told through lectures and interaction with GOLD scientists and experts. Behind-the-scenes tours of LASP and NCAR will be provided for participants as well.

Event: IMPACT Center – Industry Open House Event
Date: January 30, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: The IMPACT Center, 3400 Marine Street, Boulder, Colorado

Description: With funding from NASA, the Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) studies the dusty plasma environments around airless bodies within the interplanetary medium, and includes partnerships with LASP, CU Boulder’s departments of physics and aerospace engineering sciences, the Colorado School of Mines, and international collaborators. At the core of the IMPACT facilities is 3 MV linear electrostatic dust accelerator which is used for a variety of impact research activities as well as calibrating dust instruments for space applications. The dust accelerator is equipped with a 3 MV Pelletron generator capable of accelerating micron and submicron particles of various materials to velocities approaching 100 km/s. The January 30 Industry Open House event provides an opportunity for aerospace contractors with high-speed impact testing needs to view the Lab’s facilities.

Event: CU’s Instrument For Detecting Biomolecules At Jupiter’s Moon, Europa
Date: February 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Summary pending.

Event: Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2018
Date: March 5-8, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA provides a national forum for industry and government to work together to help solve the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness and national defense. The theme this year is: “Secure the Enterprise: Data Strategy and Analytics/Cyber Resilience/Multi-Domain Ops.” Industry and DoD experts will convene to discuss enterprise security across multiple warfighting domains. Conversations will focus on the continued efforts required to shape the connected battlespace of the future, understand vulnerabilities of unsecured assets, and communicate critical information and data for joint interdependence.

Event: Family Discovery Series: Astronomy 101 – Wonders of the Winter Night Sky
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: PACE Center, Parker, Colorado

Description: Ages 9 and up are welcomed to join Winston Pendleton, PhD, for an astronomy lecture featuring space imagery, and information on recent discoveries and current research. The lecture will include a survey of the visible winter constellations plus Hubble telescope images of the unique objects not visible to the naked eye. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the lecture. Tickets $5.

Event: 34th Space Symposium
Date: April 16-19, 2018
Location: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Every year, the Space Foundation sponsors the Space Symposium. The Space Symposium is considered to be the premier gathering of space professionals in the world. We expect more than 9,000 people from around the world, including speakers, attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, educators, students and the Space Foundation team, to be involved. The Space Symposium will offer presentations and panels covering all aspects of space, plus special events and presentation of prestigious Space Foundation awards.

Event: 2018 Space Weather Workshop
Date: April 16-20, 2018
Location: Westin Hotel, Westminster, 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: Family Discovery Series: Astronomy 101 – Sizing Up the Universe
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: PACE Center, Parker, Colorado

Description: Ages 9 and up are welcomed to join Winston Pendleton, PhD, for an astronomy lecture featuring space imagery, and information on recent discoveries and current research. The lecture will include a discussion of how we measure distances in the Universe. Terms like light-years, parallax, parsecs, and Cepheid variables will be covered in simple terms. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the lecture. Tickets $5.