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2018


Event: Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2018
Date: March 5-8, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA provides a national forum for industry and government to work together to help solve the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness and national defense. The theme this year is: “Secure the Enterprise: Data Strategy and Analytics/Cyber Resilience/Multi-Domain Ops.” Industry and DoD experts will convene to discuss enterprise security across multiple warfighting domains. Conversations will focus on the continued efforts required to shape the connected battlespace of the future, understand vulnerabilities of unsecured assets, and communicate critical information and data for joint interdependence.


Event: Are We Alone? LASP Prepares For Future NASA Missions To Discover Life Beyond The Solar System
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: NASA is currently developing the concept for a “Super-Hubble Space Telescope,” the Large Ultraviolet/Optical/InfraRed Surveyor (LUVOIR), to discover ‘Pale Blue Dots’ around Sun-like stars beyond our solar system and probe their atmospheres for the signs of life. LASP is playing a leading role in the scientific and technical development of LUVOIR. In this talk, Kevin will present an overview of recent exoplanet discoveries to provide a context for our place in the Milky Way. He’ll talk about the steps LUVOIR will take to discover and characterize biologically active worlds beyond the solar system, and focus on the role LASP is playing in this story. The presentation will conclude with a discussion about some of LASP’s present-day experiments—flying on rockets and small satellites—that are paving the way for LUVOIR’s instruments in the next decade.


Event: International Women’s Day Gala Luncheon And Seminar – Women in Space
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St, Denver, Colorado

Description: A panel session followed by a luncheon keynote by Dr. Mae Jemison, first black woman in space. Cynda Collins Arsenault, President and Co-Founder of Secure World Foundation, is the honoree.


Event: Space Foundation Volunteer Recruitment Open House
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs

Description: Learn about volunteer opportunities at Space Foundation headquarters and the Space Foundation Discovery Center at our Volunteer Recruitment Open House. This open house will include a brief tour of the Discovery Center.


Event: International Women’s Day 2018: Lightning Talks
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: General Assembly Denver, Industry RiNo Station, 3858 Walnute Street, Denver, Colorado

Description: Come celebrate International Women’s Day and #PressForProgress. During these engaging, interactive lightning talks, get inspired by female leaders who are spearheading local innovation in tech, culture, social media, and politics. They’ll discuss how they’ve pioneered gender equality in their industries, the challenges they faced, and provide key tips and strategies on taking action. After the talk, connect with people of all backgrounds in your community, and pledge to #PressForProgress in 2018. Talks will include Vanessa Clark, CEO of Atomos Nuclear and Space Corporation, a Denver-based startup developing nuclear-powered spacecraft to provide in-space transportation services to satellites already on-orbit.


Event: Bella Gaia
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Bella Gaia is an unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography, and cultural heritage footage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams’ award winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space. 4th Grade and up. 28 minutes.


Event: Black Holes: The Other Side Of Infinity
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Audiences will be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. 4th Grade and up. 24 minutes.


Event: Discover STEM: Explore. Engage. Connect
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Cajetans, Auraria Campus, 1200 Ninth St., Denver, Colorado

Description: Calling all K-12 student and their families! Come out for an afternoon of fun and learning with OpenWorld Learning and Metro State University. Connect with STEM professionals and learn about the awesome STEM careers & opportunities here in Colorado. There will also be robots to play with and other tech-gadgets to try out! This event is free and all are welcome to attend. Free parking in 7th Street Garage and public transit costs will be reimbursed with a receipt.


Event: Solar Gaze At The Nature And Wildlfe Discovery Center
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo, Colorado

Description: How old is the light that comes from the Sun? How much fuel is the sun burning per second? What would happen if the Sun simply disappeared? Have you ever seen a solar flare or sun spot in a Solar Safe telescope? The Southern Colorado Astronomical Society and Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center (formerly known as Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo) will hold a Solar Gaze next to the Coyote Grill and everyone is invited! In addition to the above we are also going to demonstrate UV light detection and determine how effective sunblock really is. Bring your favorite sunblock to see if it passes the test!


Event: Into The Deep
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Dive with the pioneers of deep-sea research on their journeys of discovery, on the most famous submersibles in history, to come face-to-face with the fascinating creatures that survive where no life was ever expected – at the bottom of the oceans! The educational focus of this show is to present the exploration of the deep sea, including its geology, marine biology, and overall marine environment. 5th Grade and up. 31 minutes.


Event: Hubble Vision 2
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided incredible images in unprecedented detail to astronomers, and made an astonishing array of discoveries — from nearby objects in the solar system to the most distant galaxies at limits of the observable universe. Hubble Vision 2 is a fascinating tour of the cosmos — from Earth orbit. We catch glimpses of solar system objects, including the Moon and Venus; clouds on dusty Mars; Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9’s crash into Jupiter; storms on Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; and the faraway worlds of Pluto and Quaoar. Beyond the solar system, we explore protoplanetary disks in the Orion Nebula, and regions of starbirth across the cosmos. We witness the deaths of stars like our Sun; the cataclysmic aftermath of supernovae in the Crab Nebula; and the expanding rings around Supernova 1987a. We see breathtaking views of colliding galaxies; jets shooting from active galactic nuclei, powered by supermassive black holes; the eerie effects of gravitational lenses; and deep-field views of the most distant galaxies ever seen. 4th Grade and up. 30 minutes.


Event: CU Supplier Orientation
Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, 1800 Grant Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado

Description: Content is focused for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are encouraged to attend. The session does not include information on student/student group purchasing or construction projects.


2018 Small Business Certification Seminar
Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Small Business Administration- Colorado District Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 426, Denver, Colorado

Description: The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to work with the federal government. Federal Certifications include: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program.


Event: Boulder Solar Day
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: HAO, Center Green Building 1, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Boulder Solar Day provides an overview of solar research being accomplished at local institutes. The one-day meeting offers a relaxed setting that encourages informal interactions with both local and visiting researchers. The day’s oral presentations this year are going to be bookended with a new “Director’s Update” kickoff talk, this one being on Space Weather TREC by Tom Berger, and concluding with Fran Bagenal giving a special Keynote titled “NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter: Both Inside and out – What’s Going on at the Giant Planet?,” with entertaining solar-Jovian connections. This Keynote is followed by our usual well-catered reception to encourage continued discussions. Both this reception and the extended breaks between sessions during the day allow lengthy poster viewing. This informal 1-day meeting brings together researchers from HAO, LASP, NOAA, NSO, NWRA, and SwRI, as well as visitors from other solar institutes to discuss current progress on solar instrumentation, observations, and models.


Event: Women in Geoscience Discussion Forum 2018
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado School of Mines, Ben Parker Student Center, Ballrooms D&E, 1200 16th Street, Golden, Colorado

Description: We’ll be discussing work-life balance, career changes, imposter syndrome & more! RSVP by Thursday, March 1.


Event: Natural Selection
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. Join Darwin on his voyage with the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands where he was inspired to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin himself explains the mechanism of natural selection, and supports it by showing many beautiful examples in nature. 4th Grade and up. 40 minutes.


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: Juno: Mission To Jupiter
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Join Dr. Fran Bagenal as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems – plus the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early. This talk will be very popular. Adult 10.00; Kid/Senior/Veteran 7.00


Event: To Space And Back
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: The international award-winning To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. The show explores the way each of us has been changed by the discoveries made by the international space program. From the devices we use every day to the tools that are breaking new ground in medicine and engineering, we can thank space exploration for making our modern lives possible. 4th Grade and up. 25 minutes.


Event: Juno: Mission To Jupiter
Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Join Dr. Fran Bagenal as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems – plus the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early. This talk will be very popular. Adult 10.00; Kid/Senior/Veteran 7.00


Event: Family Day: Science
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Join the Western Museum of Mining & Industry as we spend the day exploring the world of science, with experiments and more that strengthen and support the key educational areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Come see Pike’s Peak Soaring Club, Chris Thompson with his model engines and machines, Colorado Springs Utilities Electricity Demonstrations, UCCS Amateur Radio Club, Tim Giem with his traveling lab, and more! All activities included with standard museum admission rates!


Event: The Wild Lives Of Asteroids
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. doors open
Location: Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium, 3415 Colorado Ave., Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Daniel Scheeres, Distinguished Professor,
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Asteroids frequently pass close to or impact the Earth, very occasionally with devastating consequences for life. The last few decades of space exploration and scientific research have turned our understanding of asteroids completely inside out, showing them to be fascinating small worlds that change over their lifetimes, repeatedly dividing into pieces that can escape, form stable binary systems or come back together again. In this lecture, Scheeres will focus on recent discoveries about asteroids, describing what asteroids are like and current exploration plans for these bodies. Free, but limited to the first 200 people. Advanced registration is not required
or accepted.


Event: Aerospace Day At The Colorado State Capitol
Date: March 19, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: Join the Colorado Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT), Aerospace States’ Association (ASA), Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) and Manufacturers Edge in coordination with our numerous aerospace partner organizations, for a day at the Colorado State Capitol. Enjoy 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: Aerospace Workforce Development Forum & Networking Reception
Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan State University of Denver, Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute, Denver, Colorado

Description: Join the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and Metropolitan State University of Denver Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute for an interactive panel discussion on Colorado Aerospace Workforce Development, Fixing the Shortfalls. Don’t miss the opportunity for a professional photo under the 3D model of the Orion Spacecraft in the new Aerospace & Engineering Sciences Builidng at MSU Denver. Connect with executives and professionals in the aerospace industry at the networking reception following the panel. Online registration. Space may be limited.


Event: National SBDC Day
Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Building, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Description: SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small business community. The Colorado Small Business Development Center will be celebrating our client successes at the Capitol with client exhibitor tables from around the state showcasing their small business and products. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with legislators, community leaders and fellow entrepreneurs. Show off your products and services to the community! Join us as we celebrate SBDC! Food will be provided.


Event: Citizens For Space Exploration Event
Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT), 4100 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado

Description: Join Colorado Business Roundtable as we build excitement for the Colorado Chapter of Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE) and educate community and business leaders on what is happening within the industry with speaker Rob Chambers, Senior Manager of Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin. Aerospace is a critical industry to Colorado and we want to motivate folks to become aerospace champions and advocates and learn more about the Washington, D.C. trip for CSE May 16-18.


Event: 3rd Annual CU Boulder Aerospace Summit
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center, 615 15th St., Denver, Colorado

Description: Please join CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on March 22 to gain insight into LASP’s latest venture, The International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE). We will explore how students at CU Boulder and other global universities are influencing exploration and discovery in space. A panel of industry experts will familiarize you with the value of international, corporate, government and university collaboration in space exploration and discovery.


Event: Defense Commercialization Roundtable – An Aerospace Week Event
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Catalyst Campus, 555 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Harvey House, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Join us for an afternoon with industry experts discussing Defense Commercialization. Roundtable discussion format followed by networking and hors’d oeuvres. Limited seating so please RSVP today!


Event: Skygazing
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 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: Family Star Party: Wherever the Weather GOES!
Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs

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: Doing Business With University Of Colorado (Westminster)
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Adams County Economic Development (the door to the right of the main entrance) 12200 Pecos Street, Suite 100 Westminster, Colorado

Description: The session is geared for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are invited to attend. The session will not include information on student/student group purchasing or capital construction projects. Penny Davis, the Small Business Liaison Officer for the University of Colorado will be presenting this session.


Event: Astronaut 2012
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Takes you from Earth into space… and beyond. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. 3rd Grade and up. 23 minutes.


Event: Exploding Universe
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: The universe we see today is the product of explosive events. They have even shaped our very existence. When giant stars explode as “supernovae” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we are only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other outbursts have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of supervolcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of high energy particles, can echo the foundational events of the early universe. As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal. 4th Grade and up. 33 minutes.


Event: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine
Date: March 31, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced super-computer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. It explores concepts and terms essential to understanding the climate: the relationship of Earth and Sun, life and the carbon cycle, plate tectonics and its role in the carbon cycle, comparison with Venus, and perspective on climate change. 4th Grade and up. 24 minutes.


Event: The Body Code
Date: March 31, 2018
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Location: Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory, Adams State University, Richardson Ave., Alamosa, Colorado

Description: Part of the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium free public showings. Admission is free for everyone, just check in at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 15 minutes before the first show. Grade levels given below are only suggested guidelines. Event Description: Fly through the carotid artery; explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart. Then, shrink into a cell to see its nucleus and DNA within. Discover how DNA programs the body’s cells to form the circulatory and nervous systems. Then watch from inside as we use lasers to fight disease at the cellular level. 6th Grade and up. 24 minutes.


Event: CU’s Instrument For Detecting Biomolecules At Jupiter’s Moon, Europa
Date: April 4, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Summary pending.


Event: STEM Expo
Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Location: Battle Mountain High School, 151 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, Colorado

Description: Join us for the STEM Expo on April 6, 2018. An Event To Inspire Students For STEM And To Dream Big For Future Career Opportunities.


Event: For The Love Of Spock
Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. Doors/ 7:00 p.m. Showtime
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, “For the Love of Spock” tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. The film’s focus began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, evolution and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon. $12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)


Event: CU Supplier Orientation
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, 1800 Grant Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado

Description: Content is focused for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are encouraged to attend. The session does not include information on student/student group purchasing or construction projects.


2018 Small Business Certification Seminar
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Small Business Administration- Colorado District Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 426, Denver, Colorado

Description: The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to work with the federal government. Federal Certifications include: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program.


Event: 99’s Aviation Patch Day
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Centennial Airport’s Denver Air Connection, 13000 E Control Tower Rd, Englewood, Colorado

Description: The annual aviation patch day is held by the female pilots of the Colorado 99’s. The event will introduce 45 Girl Scouts to 5 different parts of aviation. Cost is $6.


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: The Science Lounge: Mars
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado

Description: Imagine life on the cold and rocky surface of our nearest neighbor. Talk to an “astronaut” in the Mars diorama, learn about Insight, the next lander on Mars, and enjoy an evening of perilous space adventure from the comfort of your own planet! Ages: 21+, Cash bar. Tickets: $13 member, $15 nonmember.


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.


Event: Skygazing
Date: April 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 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: Carbon In The Solar System Workshop
Date: April 25-27, 2018
Location: Denver West (Building 7), 1626 Cole Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado

Description: With recent results from the Pluto system, the Saturn system, Mercury, and nearly all points in between, the time is right to hold a workshop to discuss and synthesize these results to improve our understanding of the role of carbon in the Solar System, how it evolves and how to recognize it. The workshop will include invited and contributed talks on observational, lab and modeling work related to carbon and carbonaceous species on Solar System bodies. The workshop will emphasize discussion in addition to talks and posters, to encourage cross-communication within the community. This workshop is planned to be the first of two workshops, with the second held (on TBD dates in the future) to review and share work stemming from discussions at the first workshop (i.e. to address questions that come up at the first workshop). The workshop will be limited to 100 for in-person attendance; Webcast capabilities will be used to allow remote participation.


Event: AIAA RMS Annual Honors And Awards Banquet
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Fall Event Center, Littleton, Colorado

Description: At this event we will be honoring the awardees for our annual four categories: Professional Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year (under age 35), Educator of the Year (Collegiate), & Educator of the Year (K-12). Please look to your emails and the AIAA-RMS website for information on nominating. In addition to our annual awardees, we will also be acknowledging our newest class of AIAA Fellows and Associate Fellows residing here in the Rocky Mountain Section. These individuals have been recognized as national and international leaders in Aeronautics and Astronautics. We look forward to their attendance and the opportunity to learn from their experience and accomplishment in the industry.


Event: AUVSI Xponential 2018
Date: April 30-May 3, 2018
Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, Colorado

Description: AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 is the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned systems and robotics. It’s the spot to find visionary insight, make new connections and uncover next-generation ingenuity. If your professional future is in the unmanned field, XPONENTIAL 2018 is where you want to be. Join 8,500 thought leaders from across the spectrum of unmanned systems and robotics to share ideas, gain insight and witness groundbreaking innovation.


Event: CU Supplier Orientation
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, 1800 Grant Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado

Description: Content is focused for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are encouraged to attend. The session does not include information on student/student group purchasing or construction projects.


2018 Small Business Certification Seminar
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Small Business Administration- Colorado District Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 426, Denver, Colorado

Description: The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to work with the federal government. Federal Certifications include: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program.


Event: Skygazing
Date: May 26, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 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: 232nd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Date: June 3-7, 2018
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado

Description: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.


Event: CU Supplier Orientation
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, 1800 Grant Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado

Description: Content is focused for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are encouraged to attend. The session does not include information on student/student group purchasing or construction projects.


2018 Small Business Certification Seminar
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Small Business Administration- Colorado District Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 426, Denver, Colorado

Description: The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to work with the federal government. Federal Certifications include: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program.


Event: 9th Joint SRR/PTMSS Meeting
Date: June 12-15, 2018
Location: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

Description: The Space Resources Roundtable (SRR) and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS) will convene their ninth joint meeting at the Colorado School of Mines. Given the rapidly increasing interest on utilizing resources from the Moon, Mars, and asteroids from space agencies around the globe, the private sector, academic institutions, and from recent legislation introduced for space-resource commercial exploitation, this meeting will provide a unique and timely forum for discussion on the near- and long-term opportunities for space resources.


Event: Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Date: June 13-17, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Starry Meadows, Colorado

Description: Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS’s “Starry Meadows” is conveniently located just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs (just outside of Gardner, CO), between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,612 feet above sea level. RMSS annually plays host to 350+ amateur and professional astronomers, family and friends.” Early registration is $45 for adults and $20 for children when you register online by May 31, 2018. After that, on-site registration is $67 for adults and $31 for children.


Event: Stargazing By Canoe On The Gunnison
Date: June 15-17, 2018
Location: Hosted by Denver Museum of Nature & Science/Centennial Canoe Outfitters

Description: Embark on a memorable weekend on the Gunnison River with astronomer Naomi Pequette as you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above without the interference of city lights, learn about planets, constellations, and deep space.


Event: Skygazing
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 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: CU Supplier Orientation
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, 1800 Grant Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado

Description: Content is focused for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are encouraged to attend. The session does not include information on student/student group purchasing or construction projects.


2018 Small Business Certification Seminar
Date: July 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Small Business Administration- Colorado District Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 426, Denver, Colorado

Description: The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to work with the federal government. Federal Certifications include: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program.


Event: Skygazing
Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 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: CU Supplier Orientation
Date: August 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, 1800 Grant Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado

Description: Content is focused for business concerns interested in learning how the University’s procurement process operates. Businesses which offer goods or services appropriate for University consumption are encouraged to attend. The session does not include information on student/student group purchasing or construction projects.


2018 Small Business Certification Seminar
Date: August 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Small Business Administration- Colorado District Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 426, Denver, Colorado

Description: The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to work with the federal government. Federal Certifications include: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program.


Event: Skygazing
Date: August 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 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: The 21th Annual International Mars Society Convention
Date: August 23-26, 2018
Location: Pasadena Convention Center, California

Description: The 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention includes conference sessions dealing with all matters (science, engineering, politics, economics, public policy, etc.) associated with the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars.


Event: Skygazing
Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 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: October 19, 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: 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: 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.