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2018


Event: Innovation & Opportunity Conference
Date: November 7-8, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, 13200 East 14th Place, Aurora, Colorado

Description: The inaugural Innovation and Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense brings together NASA experts, small businesses, startups, research institutions and large businesses/prime contractors for a technology and commercialization event. The Innovation and Opportunity Conference (IOC) provides opportunities for companies at every stage of maturity, from those just starting out with a great idea, to experienced innovators looking to expand and actively participate in tomorrow’s aerospace and defense.


Event: Innovation To Discovery: An Insider’s View of Kepler/K2 Operations
Date: November 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM)
Location: LSTB-299 (1234 Innovation Drive), Boulder, Colorado

Description: The original Kepler mission was a resounding success, finding more exoplanets than many had dreamed possible, but the extended mission quickly presented engineers with new challenges. The planet-hunting space telescope suffered crippling reaction wheel failures soon after successfully completing its 3.5-year primary mission, and it took creative problem solving to bring it back into working order. In this talk, Kepler Flight Director, Lee Reedy, will give you a peek behind the curtain of how LASP students and professionals worked with Ball Aerospace to design, test, and implement a completely new mission that doubled the life of Kepler and allowed the engineering team to proclaim, “Mission Accomplished.”

Event: Skygazing
Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at www.NoCoAstro.org.


Event: Skygazing
Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at www.NoCoAstro.org.


2019


Event: Leonard David: Mars, Our Future On The Red Planet
Date: January 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m./Doors; 7:00 p.m./Showtime
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Join Leonard David, space journalist, reporting on the future of the global space exploration program for more than five decades. Leonard will be discussing what the next decade may hold around the world for space exploration – in low Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars… and beyond! Leonard David is author of the highly-acclaimed National Geographic Society’s 2016 book: Mars – Our Future on the Red Planet. He is also co-author with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin of Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration released in 2013 and also published by the National Geographic Society. $12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member).


Event: International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)
Date: January 28-30, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver, Denver, Colorado

Description: International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. In 2019, ILMF and the ASPRS Annual Conference will take place together, giving attendees access to more geospatial solutions, technical education and networking than ever before! The combined event will feature a single exhibit hall and inclusive social activities. The events will maintain their unique technical programs, including ILMF product previews and ASPRS workshops, awards, and committee meetings. Attendees will be able to purchase a conference pass that allows entry to programs of their choice, or they may choose a universal pass that allows entry to all programs.


Event: Pluto System After New Horizons
Date: July 14-18, 2019
Location: John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

Description: An international science conference on the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The conference will provide an opportunity to summarize our understanding of the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt following the New Horizons encounters with Pluto and 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule). Contributions spanning all relevant research on the Kuiper belt, including both observations and theory, are being solicited. The conference will also serve as the nucleus for a forthcoming volume, The Pluto System After New Horizons, in the University of Arizona Space Science Series. With a projected 2020 publication date, this new book will be the successor to Pluto-Charon, published in 1997.