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2017


Event: Dust, Atmospheres, and Plasmas 2017 Meeting
Date: January 11-13, 2017
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Description: The Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2017) workshop will be a forum to discuss our current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon, the moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos, and asteroids, to share new results from past and ongoing missions, and to describe expectations for planned upcoming missions. The workshop will be focused on the open science questions, the status and future of our supporting modeling and laboratory experimental capabilities, the definition of the required measurements and instrument capabilities for future investigations from orbit, or to be deployed on the surface.


Event: Mars – Our Future On The Red Planet
Date: January 12, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Phipps Theater, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, and human habitation on the Red Planet isn’t much further away. Award-winning space journalist Leonard David wrote the companion book to a new National Geographic Channel series Mars, which documents and dramatizes the next 25 years as humans learn to live on this enduringly fascinating planet. Using vivid photographs and maps, and commentary from the world’s top planetary scientists, David will take you millions of miles away to explore the science behind the mission and the challenges awaiting those brave individuals who will take the next giant leap for humankind. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. $12 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: Colorado MUFON Welcomes History Channel’s Mike Bara
Date: January 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Englewood High School Auditorium, 3800 S Logan St, Englewood, Colorado

Description: Mike Bara is a New York Times Bestselling author, lecturer, and TV personality. He began his writing career after spending more than 25 years as an engineering designer/consultant for major aerospace companies. Mike is a frequent guest on Ancient Aliens, and has appeared on Uncovering Aliens, Hanger-1, and America’s Book of Secrets. Bara will talk about the secret space program of the American military that has been going on for over 60 years and will autograph his newest book “Hidden Agenda: NASA and the Secret Space Program.” He will present the latest anomalies and evidence that there is much more on the Mars/Moon than we are led to believe. $15/person.


Event: Cosmology with Quasars: Dinosaurs of the Universe
Date: January 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Little Thompson Observatory (Berthoud High School), 850 Spartan Ave., Berthoud, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Dr Gordon MacAlpine from Trinity University. Dr Gordon MacAlpine will discuss what quasars are, how they were discovered, how they work, and the lingering controversy about their nature that divided astronomers. Either quasars are small objects, no larger than our solar system that shine with the power of more than a thousand galaxies like our Milky Way; or they are mysterious objects that tell us we do not understand the laws of physics as they apply to our Universe. The speaker was involved in early studies of quasars, observational surveys for finding them, and the controversy.


Event: Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument Star Party
Date: January 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florrisant, Colorado

Description: Park Rangers team up with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, to share the wonders of the night sky. We start with a Ranger presentation, then step outside for stargazing with telescopes. Viewing is weather-dependent.


Event: Boulder Astronomy & Space Society Meeting
Date: January 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Boulder, CO

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


Event: Extreme Physics Inside Black Holes
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: JILA Auditorium, University of Colorado/NIST, 440 UCB, Boulder, Colorado

Description: This colloquium will tell three stories about what happens inside astronomical black holes. The first story is about the simplest kind of black hole, a non-rotating Schwarzschild black hole. I show that the singularity is a surface, not a point, and I show that Hawking radiation diverges near the singular surface. The second story is about rotating black holes. A rotating black hole has an inner horizon where there is a (Penrose-Poisson-Israel) instability, which I call the black hole particle accelerator, which is the most violent instability in the Universe, including the Big Bang. I show that the instability gives way to complicated oscillatory (Belinskii-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz) collapse. The third story is the most fantastic. You will have to attend the colloquium to hear it.


Event: Looking Back to the Big Bang
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Nils Halverson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences and Physics departments at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has spent the last 20 years building and deploying Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiments. He is currently collaborating on projects with telescopes at the South Pole, in Chile, and possibly in space. $10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)


Event: Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting
Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Free and open to the public.


Event: 60 Minutes In Space
Date: January 25, 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: Artifacts Speak Lecture Series – The Apollo Program
Date: January 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: Come learn about the origin, growth and significance of the Apollo Space Program as presented by former Lockheed Martin engineer, Mr. Stephen Kelly. Mr. Kelly will begin the lecture with a dive into the Apollo 204 fire which killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee and nearly derailed America’s race to space before it began. The first 40 minutes will be lecture based while the last 20 minutes will be a walking tour around several Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum artifacts, including our Apollo BP-1101A Command Module which was used for flotation testing in the Gulf of Mexico in 1965.


Event: Spectroscopic Exploration of Solar Flares
Date: February 1, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LASP Space Technology Building, Room 299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Tom Woods


Event: Great Space Escape For Adults
Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: It’s old-school night in Gates Planetarium! Grab a drink and take a live tour through the universe guided by certified Museum astronerds. Come early and get a drink at the cash bar. 21+ only. No late admittance. $12 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: Great Space Escape For Adults
Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: It’s old-school night in Gates Planetarium! Grab a drink and take a live tour through the universe guided by certified Museum astronerds. Come early and get a drink at the cash bar. 21+ only. No late admittance. $12 member, $15 nonmember.


Event: Fountain Creek Nature Center Star Party
Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, Colorado

Description: The nice folks at the Nature Center are asking for a winter sky star party. Will be fun!


Event: Chamberlin Observatory Open House
Date: February 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: International LiDAR Mapping Forum
Date: February 13-15, 2017
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. The highly acclaimed international conference offers an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in LiDAR technology and hear about industry changes and developments first-hand from industry experts.


Event: Engineering Discovery: The Webb Telescope
Date: February 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace, is the program manager for the James Webb telescope and will lead Ball’s support during launch and commissioning, scheduled for 2018. She will share how astronomer’s questions shape telescope design and offer a glimpse into the amazing engineering that enables scientific discovery. $10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)


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

Description: Monthly on the third Saturday.


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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 2-5, 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: 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: 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.