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2017


Event: Special seminar: The Youngest Star Clusters: Birth Clouds & Death Shrouds
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Duane Physics D322, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Sara Beck, Tel Aviv University. The most extreme star formation in the local Universe is found in the deeply embedded star clusters of starburst dwarfs; they hold up to 10^6M⊙ of stars younger than 5 Myr in a few pc^3. What kind of clouds form these clusters, and what do the clusters do to their clouds? With ALMA, the SMA and TEXES we measure molecules, ions and dust with high spatial and spectral resolution. We have found infalling molecular streams, outflowing ions, and narrow interaction zones between them. The star formation efficiency is very high and the embedding clouds are hot and dusty.


Event: AIAA February Program: Mars Basecamp Lockheed Martin
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Waterton Campus Engineering Building 2nd Floor Titan Conference Center, Colorado

Description: Mars. It’s humanity’s next giant leap. And we’re closer than we’ve ever been. What will a human Mars mission look like? How can we keep astronauts safe, healthy and productive for a three-year journey into deep space? What can they discover when they get to Mars? How do we build a road map from today’s low-Earth orbit missions to our first interplanetary journey? At Lockheed Martin, our job is to challenge ourselves and our industry teammates to drive the innovation that helps make those grand achievements possible – quickly, safely and affordably. Mars Base Camp is Lockheed Martin’s vision for sending humans to Mars by 2028. The concept is simple: transport astronauts from Earth to a Mars-orbiting science laboratory where they can perform real-time scientific exploration, analyze Martian rock and soil samples, and confirm the ideal place to land humans on the surface in the 2030s. Mars Base Camp lays out a proposed technology road map to support NASA’s Journey to Mars. This is a mission designed to be led by NASA and its international and commercial partners. As exemplified by collaboration on the International Space Station, the contribution of additional resources, technology, expertise and investment, will enhance the level and number of scientific investigations performed at Mars. Rob Chambers has been with Lockheed Martin since 1993 and has worked on a variety of Space Systems Company programs including Earth remote sensing satellites, the Space Shuttle, and Orion. Rob has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and over the years has led the development of guidance and controls subsystems, avionics, and flight software. Rob has been with Orion since 2006 and is currently the program strategy lead for Orion production, focused on defining the capabilities and timelines for Orion’s future exploration missions. US citizenship required. Automated Registration Process: R.S.V.P by Monday February 20th for badge access.


Event: Family Star Party
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: 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: 60 Minutes In Space
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Go “behind the stories” in space science, using the best images and animation available, to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum. Free.


Event: The Solar System’s Hidden Frost Line
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, University of Colorado/NIST, 440 UCB, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Paul Hayne, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Volatiles are key tracers of past and present conditions on planetary surfaces and atmospheres. Recent discoveries have revealed previously unknown volatile reservoirs from Mercury to the main asteroid belt, some of which cannot be readily explained by existing models. Vast ice sheets at the poles of Mercury contrast with a patchwork assemblage on the Moon. A deep reservoir at Mars’ south pole holds enough carbon dioxide to double its present atmospheric pressure. In this talk, I will provide an overview of recent volatile discoveries, and present a new model that may explain some of their more puzzling aspects. This “micro cold trap” model, which has been used to accurately predict the distribution of ice on the dwarf planet Ceres, also provides quantitative estimates for the cold-trapping potential of Mercury and the Moon. In both places, we anticipate an intact record of volatile delivery, sequestration, and impact gardening over billions of years. Finally, water and other volatiles are likely to be available in sufficient quantities for utilization as a resource by future robotic and human missions to the Moon and beyond. Uncovering the “hidden frost line” therefore has implications for both planetary science and exploration.


Event: Galaxyfest
Date: February 24-26, 2017
Location: The Antlers Wyndham Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: GalaxyFest is very similar to a comic con along with some very interesting twists. Besides seeing comics you will feel like you have traveled into a fantasy world of pop culture that won’t ever stop as it goes around the clock from beginning to end. Every February celebrities, vendors, actors, artists, authors from Colorado Springs to the end of the earth come to represent genres such as comics, steampunk, sci-fi, anime and more. Simply put GalaxyFest is a 3-day celebration of the eclectic arts and pop culture which brings our community together.


Event: The Last Man On The Moon
Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Dr. Jack Burns from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA) will lead a post screening discussion and provide an update on current lunar missions. Running time: 95 minutes. When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, “If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.” Director Mark Craig’s documentary combines rare archive material, compelling visuals and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen. $12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)


Event: 2017 Family Engineering Day
Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, 3415 Colorado Ave, Boulder, Colorado

Description: This open-house event will feature hands-on engineering design stations (more details coming soon!). Come and take a sneak peek at some of our 2017 summer camps while enjoying the festivities!


Event: Seeds Of Supermassive Black Holes At High Redshifts
Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, University of Colorado/NIST, 440 UCB, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Isaac Shlosman, University of Kentucky. Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) are ubiquitous in the contemporary universe. But when and where did they form? The recent discovery of quasars hosting SMBHs more massive than a billion solar masses at redshifts z > 7, when the universe was less than 700 Myr old, provides a substantial challenge to the current paradigm of a hierarchical structure formation in the universe, which tells us that massive objects form late in the history. Furthermore, the circumstances of seed SMBH formation are expected to leave a clear footprint on the observational appearance of the first AGN, termed as proto-AGN. In my talk, I will discuss the latest progress in our understanding of the formation of these most enigmatic objects.


Event: FRCC Stargazing
Date: Feburary 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: FRCC Observatory, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, Colorado

Description: The observatory’s 15-foot dome houses a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Astronomy faculty and students in the Astronomy Club, organizers of the event, invite amateur astronomers to bring their own telescopes to set up on the lawn and sidewalk near the observatory. This event is free, and no reservations are taken. The event also is subject to cancellation because of inclement weather or other issues. Because circumstances can change at the last moment, contact Lindsay Rocks, physics and astronomy faculty, at (303) 404-5409 for information at a time leading up to the stargazing.


Event: NASA’s MMS Mission: Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Magnetic Reconnection
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LASP Space Technology Building, Room 299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Allison Jaynes


Event: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Description: In her Perimeter Public Lecture, Dr. Amber Straughn will provide an update on the progress of building the world’s largest-yet space telescope, and will give an overview of the astronomical questions we hope to answer with James Webb Space Telescope. Enjoy the live webcast of Perimeter Institute Public Lectures from the comfort of your own home.


Event: Space After Dark: Peer Revue Encore Show
Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Peer Revue returns to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for an intimate encore to their January show. Cheer on local scientists turned comedians as they attempt standup and wax hilarious about the unique nuances of their work. Cost $15.


Event: DMNS Girls and Science Event
Date: March 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Explore a variety of Science Clubhouses, where girls (and boys!) and their families will meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, art, and math can bring. This day is all about igniting a passion for science—so try it on, test it out, and play! Ages 2-18: $4 general Museum admission. Members free. Organized Youth Groups: Free, with advanced reservations at 303-370-6000.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: March 4, 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 Unmanned Symposium
Date: March 7-8, 2017
Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, Colorado

Description: The Rocky Mountain Unmanned Symposium is a two-day event hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of AUVSI and UAS Colorado. This event is intended to bring together industry, government, educational institutions, and industry professionals who have interest in unmanned systems. The event will include keynote speakers from the unmanned industry, technical seminars, panel discussions, drone demonstrations and professional networking events coupled with industry vendor exhibits.


Event: Birth of Stars and Planets
Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Dr. John Bally, APS, Boulder, is on the Spitzer space observatory warm mission which monitors approximately 200 nearby galaxies for luminous infrared flares. He will discuss the formation of stars and planetary systems and share incredible results from the new ALMA telescope in Chile. $10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)


Event: AIAA March Program: USAFA Aeronautics Lab Tour
Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: USAFA Aeronautics Lab, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: The USAF Academy is committed to excellence in educating cadets and this excellence requires first-class laboratory facilities and equipment. The USAFA Aero Lab supports a curriculum where all students engage in cutting-edge research. The Aero Lab features three operational turbine engines, a rocket test cell, a wide variety of smaller facilities and six wind tunnels; possibly the best-equipped aero lab in all of academia. These tunnels can produce flows with velocities from 10 feet per second to Mach 6! Colonel John “Toast” Cinnamon is the Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Aeronautics, US Air Force Academy, Colorado. He leads the largest engineering department at the Academy, with 56 military/civilian members, a world-class $125M Aeronautics Laboratory, two Department of Defense Research Centers, and a $1.5M annual budget. US citizenship required. Automated Registration Process: R.S.V.P by Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.


Event: The Science Lounge: Time Travel
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Hop through decades of Museum mysteries, figure out what makes the atomic clock tick, and debate the scientific plausibility of pop culture time travel before sipping a timeless cocktail at the bar. Ages 21+. Tickets: $13 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: Aerospace Day At The Colorado State Capitol

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Join the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), and the Aerospace States’ Association (ASA), along side numerous aerospace partner organizations for a day at the Colorado State Capitol. A full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state.


Event: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets
Date: March 26-31, 2017
Location: Aspen Center for Physics, Colorado

Description: Planet formation theories in the context of recent exoplanet discoveries, Long-term dynamical evolution and stability of multi-planet systems.


Event: 60 Minutes In Space
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Go “behind the stories” in space science, using the best images and animation available, to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum. Free.


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: April 1, 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: 33rd Space Symposium
Date: April 3-6, 2017
Location: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: The Space Symposium is the premier global commercial, civil, military and new space conference. The Space Symposium has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and dream about the future of space for more than 30 years!


Event: NASA GOLD: Unprecedented Imaging from the Boundary Between Earth and Space
Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LASP, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Richard Eastes – University of Central Florida.


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: 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: 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: 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: TBA

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.