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2017


Event: The Edge of Innovation: Arrow & Notion Event
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: GA Denver, We Work LoHi, 2420 17th Street, 3rd Floor, Denver, Colorado

Description: We already know there are cool, new technological innovations on the horizon. Self-driving cars, underwater drones, robot nannies, and chatbot everythings…. What we want to know now is, where does innovation start? And how can we replicate it in our own work? Join Arrow and General Assembly at “The Edge of Innovation” on June 20th as we hear from Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles about the story of their IoT Tech Startup, Notion. Brett & Ryan will share with us what they are building at Notion, challenges and successes along the way, and advice on keeping innovation alive in your own work.


Event: AES Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard in front of MSU Denver Student Success Building, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver, Colorado

Description: You are cordially invited to the Metropolitan State University of Denver Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building ribbon cutting ceremony. At a time when finding talented and diverse employees has been a challenge for aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies across Colorado, the programs housed in the AES Building – including the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute – will meet this demand by training the most skilled, workforce-ready professionals in the state.


Event: Solar Superstorms
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Fiske Planetarium, Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Solar Superstorms narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system, coronal mass ejections. Audiences will witness a fury building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas.


Event: Hydroponics Build Day
Date: June 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Join us to discover and learn as we explore what it takes to grow food in space! We’re ready to build our hydroponics system. Stop in to lend a hand as we build, fasten and test our systems to make sure they are working. Learn how you can make your own simple hydroponics system to grow potatoes at home.


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: Colorado Weatherfest
Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: CSU Foothills Campus, 3915 W Laporte

Description: FORTCAST is excited to announce the inaugural Colorado Weatherfest! Join us on Saturday, June 24th at the CSU Foothills campus for a day of fun for all ages.


Event: Hydroponics Build Day
Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Join us to discover and learn as we explore what it takes to grow food in space! We’re ready to build our hydroponics system. Stop in to lend a hand as we build, fasten and test our systems to make sure they are working. Learn how you can make your own simple hydroponics system to grow potatoes at home.


Event: Family Star Party
Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Come discover the wonders of the universe! An evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.


Event: Planting Day
Date: June 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Join us to discover and learn as we explore what it takes to grow food in space! With our hydroponics system ready and your votes in, it’s time to get planting. Join us in our hydroponics lab as we plant our crops. Once things are planted, you’ll be able to check in on the growing anytime via our online camera, or stop by our lab all summer long to see the progress. Take home your own seeds to plant and compare how well they grow.


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: Space Food
Date: July 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Try out some of the food that astronauts eat in outer space and even make some to taste. Activities include: special presentation by Carmel Johnson, Commander of Mars HI-SEAS Mission; astronaut food taste test; cooking with liquid nitrogen; Pikes Peak Library District Summer Adventure Fun. Included with regular Discovery Center admission.


Event: 3D Printing Symposium
Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building 101 A, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Come to Colorado State University campus for an incredible lineup of experts in the 3D printing community.


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: Rocky Mountain STAR Party
Date:July 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Mackintosh Academy, 6716 S. Boulder Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Join Maker Bolder and science Educator Bryan Costanza (somuchscience.com) for this amazing night of stargazing. Join us for an evening under the stars! Intended for all ages and backgrounds, we will see planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Discussion throughout the night about the objects we will see, stargazing planning, astronomy in general, how to use telescopes, and spotting satellites passing overhead.


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: Artifacts Speak Lecture Series – Space Transport
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Harrison Ford Welcome Theater, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Come learn about the history, technology and concept of space transportation as presented by former Lockheed Martin engineer Mr. Stephen Kelly and Mr. Martin Sagara, formerly of Sierra Nevada Corporation. The first 40 minutes of the lecture will be a deep dive into what led to the creation of NASA’s space shuttle program, a dive into NASA’s HL-20 concept and how that has transformed into the modern day Dream Chaser® spacecraft developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation. The last 20 minutes will be a walking tour around Wings’ Dream Chaser mock-up. Members free. Non-member Adult – $12.50 | Non-member youth – $6.00 | Non-member military/senior – $9.00.


Event: America’s Great Eclipses: 1878 And 2017
Date: July 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado

Description: On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from coast to coast for the first time in 99 years. As you prepare for this rare celestial spectacle, join Boulder author David Baron to hear the story of another great American eclipse, which traversed Colorado in 1878 and lured the era’s preeminent scientists to the Wild West. Among the eclipse chasers that year were Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who assembled an all-female expedition to Denver to show what women could do in science, and a young Thomas Edison, who shortly thereafter lit the world with his most famous invention. Baron will also provide tips on viewing this summer’s eclipse, which will be easiest to see to the north of Colorado, where the moon’s shadow will darken a narrow path across Wyoming and Nebraska. Baron is the author of American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. Book sale and signing to follow. $12 member, $15 nonmember.


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: Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Crown Hill Park, Garland St. and W 26th Ave., Lakewood, Colorado

Description: Hosted by Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History ProgramsDrop by anytime between 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm to gaze through our telescopes at these beautiful planets and, of course, our closest celestial neighbor. Our night sky educators will also be present for discussions and your questions. No registration is required.


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: 1st Annual Aerospace and Defense Small Business Industry Day
Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, Colorado

Description: 1st Annual Aerospace and Defense Small Business Industry Day


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: Solar Eclipse Party
Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Come celebrate this awe-inspiring event with the Discovery Center. Activities include: solar viewing telescopes, tubes and boxes for the public to enjoy, live feeds from different U.S. total solar eclipse locations will be available, solar viewing glasses on sale for $3 each or 2 for $5 (while supplies last, build your own eclipse viewer take home craft, watch a planetarium show in our new inflatable planetarium. Included in regular Discovery Center admission.


Event: The Solar Eclipse
Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Deer Creek Canyon Park, 13896 Grizzly Drive, Littleton, Colorado

Description: Presented by Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History Programs. How will the sky and the land appear with 90% of our sun covered at midday? Come find out and have your questions answered by one of our educators. We’ll have solar viewing glasses for participants to safely view this awesome spectacle in our corner of the universe…It won’t happen again in this area for a long, long time. No registration required. A viewing of the solar eclipse will also take place at the Evergreen Public Library. All ages.


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: SC17: HPC Connects
Date: November 12-17, 2017
Location: Denver, Colorado

Description:SC17 will once again bring together the international high performance computing community— a gathering of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and developers that is unequaled in the world—for an exceptional program of technical presentations, papers, workshops, informative tutorials, timely research posters and Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. The SC17 Exhibition Hall will feature the latest technologies and accomplishments from the world’s leading vendors, research organizations and universities; it provides the unique opportunity to see the latest technologies that will shape the future of large-scale technical computing and data-driven science.


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.