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2017


Event: An Evening With Commander Scott Kelly
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Description: The Tattered Cover is honored to present Commander Scott Kelly in honor of his new book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery ($29.95 Knopf). The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Single Ticket, $34.00 (plus fee): Admits one person to the presentation and includes one pre-signed copy of ENDURANCE: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery. Ticket with Companion, $42.00 (plus fee): Admits two people to the event, and includes one pre-signed copy of ENDURANCE: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.


Event: National Geographic Live: A View from Above With Astronaut Terry Virts
Date: October 20, 2017
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado

Description: Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space.


Event: Wonderbound: Celestial Navigation
Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: PACE Center, Parker, Colorado

Description: Wonderbound and the Ian Cooke Band embark on a journey through the cosmos, exploring the pull of gravity and the idea of love through the mediums of song and dance. With Ian Cooke’s haunting prog-pop production, this show is spacey, ethereal, and overwhelmingly beautiful.


Event: GE Design for Additive Manufacturing Course
Date: October 24-25, 2017
Location: Office of Economic Development and Int’l Trade, 1625 Broadway, 8th Floor, Denver, Colorado

Description: Topics covered in the course include an introduction to additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, additive material characteristics and selection, additive part selection, machine and part qualification, as well as break-out exercises and open discussion. This event and the cutting-edge information it presents is normally offered at $3,000 per seat. It will be free of charge to the first 55 manufacturing professionals from Colorado who register. Lunch will be provided by Manufacturer’s Edge.


Event: Family Discovery Series: Astronomy 101 – Hidden Gems in the Fall Night Sky
Date: October 26, 2017
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 the types and importance of star clusters and how they are used to determine the age and evolution of stars. Weather permitting, there will be star cluster observing after the class. Tickets $5.


Event: Women In STEM Conference
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado

Description: This year’s theme is Intersectionality in STEM: Supporting All Voices. This conference is free-of-charge to attend. Researchers have long been studying the various reason why women are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This conference aims to not just address some of these reasons, but give our students, faculty, and staff the understanding and tools to help them succeed in their careers of choice. This year we have two featured keynote speakers: Dr. Renee Horton, a Material Science Engineer with NASA, and Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a Principle Investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory and specialist in the mechanisms of ribosomes, riboswitches, and LncRNAs.


Event: Rosetta Mission: How to Catch a Comet
Date: October 27, 2017
Location: Little Thompson Observatory, Berthoud, Colorado

Description: Our guest speaker is Dr Eric Schindhelm from Ball Aerospace and the title of his talk is: “The Rosetta Mission: How to Catch a Comet”. In this talk we will explore the relevance of comets to the formation of the solar system, how Rosetta rendezvoused with the comet, and the exciting observations taken and scientific discoveries yet to come. Eric Schindhelm worked at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) as a liaison between scientists on NASA’s UV spectrograph (Alice) team and ESA’s Mission & Science Operations teams. He is currently a senior engineer working in the Civil Space New Business Group at Ball Aerospace.


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: Special Event: International Observe The Moon Night 2017
Date: October 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Pearl Street Mall at Boulder County Courthouse, Boulder, Colorado

Description: International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual, worldwide celebration and an opportunity to take notice of the Moon’s beauty. Join us for an evening of Moon viewing and lunar activities for all ages. Scientists and staff from the LASP Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) will be available to answer questions and discuss the latest in lunar discoveries and research. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Boulder InOMN celebration, please contact LASP Education and Public Outreach at epomail@lasp.colorado.edu.


Event: Women’s Small Business Conference
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Cir., Loveland, Colorado

Description: The Colorado SBDC Network is hosting the Women’s Small Business Conference. This annual event features a day full of breakout training sessions, exhibitor tables, one-on-one consulting, and networking. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend – this event sells out every year! Use #womensconference17 and #cosbdc on social media!


Event: 2017 AirWorks Conference
Date: November 7-9, 2017
Location: Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Description: The 2nd Annual DJI AirWorks Conference will focus on applied drone solutions for the commercial industry’s most challenging obstacles of today. AirWorks will feature exhibitions, training, and industry insights from partners in the UAV hardware, software, and service sectors.


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: I Want To Be An Astronaut!
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: George Reynolds Library, Reynolds Branch Room, 3595 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, Colorado

Description: See and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the Solar System with hands-on activities. Ages 5 and up. No reservations required. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Free.


Event: I Want To Be An Astronaut!
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meadows Library, 4800 Baseline Rd., Boulder, Colorado

Description: See and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the Solar System with hands-on activities. Ages 5 and up. No reservations required. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Free.


Event: Family Discovery Series: Astronomy 101 – Secrets of Star Clusters
Date: December 7, 2017
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 the types and importance of star clusters and how they are used to determine the age and evolution of stars. Weather permitting, there will be star cluster observing after the class. Tickets $5.


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.


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.