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2017


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: GIS Career Night
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: FRCC, Community Room, Classroom Building, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont, Colorado

Description: People interested in a career in geographic information systems (GIS) can hear from a panel of professionals and talk with representatives from GIS companies and government agencies. Attendees also can receive a 5-minute review of their resumes and have a photo taken that would be suitable for LinkedIn and other job-search uses. Bring a sufficient number of resumes to distribute as well as to have the review.


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: Longmont Aerospace Symposium
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Plaza Convention Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont, Colorado

Description: The Longmont Aerospace Symposium will feature the role businesses in Longmont play in the aerospace industry and specifically in getting to Mars. Speakers from Orbital ATK, EnerSys Advanced Systems, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and NASA will present on how Longmont can play a role in the aerospace industry.


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.