Chautauqua Annual Space Series Announced

April 11, 2017 – Colorado Chautauqua Association, the steward of Boulder’s cultural and historical gem, the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark, announces its 2017-18 Space Series lineup. The popular series takes place in the intimate Chautauqua Community House and features a monthly voyage of discovery through the solar system and the outer limits of space and time. Speakers include some of the best minds in science from CU Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), Lockheed Martin, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and many others.

2017-18 Chautauqua Space Series Schedule

Geology of Mars: Positive Impacts with Dr. Stephen J. Mojzsis, CU Boulder
Monday, September 25. 7:00 PM
Discover how Mars’ early hostile environment nurtured the possibility for life.

Orion: Gateway to Deep Space Exploration with Robert Chambers, Lockheed Martin
Monday, October 23. 7:00 PM
Hear about the next generation of deep space human exploration spacecraft.

Where is OSIRIS-REx now? with Dr. Vicky Hamilton, SwRI
Monday, November 27. 7:00 PM
Encounter the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and learn about OSIRIS-REx’s newest findings.

The Newly Predicted 9th Planet with Dr. David Nesvorny, SwRI
Monday, December 18. 7:00 PM
Learn about the hypothetical giant planet and the amazing efforts to detect it.

Jupiter’s Icy Active Moon: Europa with Dr. Carly Howlett, SwRI
Monday, January 22. 7:00 PM
Journey to Jupiter’s smallest moon and join the search for life beyond Earth.

Space Weather & Space Climate with Dr. Sarah Gibson, NCAR
Monday, February 12. 7:00 PM
Discover how the powerful forces of space affect our technologically-dependent society.

The Cassini Mission Finale with Dr. Luke Dones, SwRI
Monday, February 26. 7:00 PM
Take one last journey with Cassini before it crashes into Saturn.

Life Science on the Int’l Space Station with Dr. Louis Stodiek, CU Boulder
Monday, March 26. 7:00 PM
Hear about new technologies and products developed deep in outer space.

Our Galactic Center’s Massive Black Hole with Dr. John Bally, APS, Boulder
Monday, April 23. 7:00 PM
Journey deep into the Milky Way and discover the history of our universe.

Ticket Information

Tickets now on sale! These shows typically sell out fast!

All events are held at the historic Chautauqua Community House in Boulder, Colorado.

$12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member). All tickets are subject to a service fee.

Purchase tickets online at or via phone or walk-up sales at the Chautauqua Box Office at 303.440.7666. Hours: 12 – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.