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Event: Leonard David: Mars, Our Future On The Red Planet
Date: January 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m./Doors; 7:00 p.m./Showtime
Location: Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Join Leonard David, space journalist, reporting on the future of the global space exploration program for more than five decades. Leonard will be discussing what the next decade may hold around the world for space exploration – in low Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars… and beyond! Leonard David is author of the highly-acclaimed National Geographic Society’s 2016 book: Mars – Our Future on the Red Planet. He is also co-author with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin of Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration released in 2013 and also published by the National Geographic Society. $12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member).

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.

Event: Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2019
Date: February 4-7, 2019
Location: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium provides a national forum for industry and government to work together to help solve the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness and national defense. This year’s theme is: “Machine Learning and AI: Applications in Government and Industry.” Industry and DoD experts will convene to discuss the foundational technologies of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and how these technologies compliment and bolster the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Cybersecurity. Additionally, we’ll focus on how to apply these technologies to gain the advantage in Cyberspace Operations today and in the future.

Event: Near And Far: Observing Closer To Home To Study The Ancient Universe
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Brian Flemming. Summary pending.

Event: What Is Space Weather And Why Should I Care?
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Tom Berger. Summary pending.

Event: Ancient Aliens And Contemporary Archaeology
Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium, 3415 Colorado Ave., Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Sarah Kurnick, Assistant Professor, Anthropology. Popular accounts frequently depict the human past as shrouded in mystery and the occult. Books, television shows and movies about ancient societies often reference extraterrestrials and lost continents. Why? And, what are the implications? In this lecture, Kurnick will explain pseudo-archaeology, why it is popular and why it is problematic. She will dig into pseudo-archaeological claims about the human past, showing they are not just silly and strange, but are often at their core racist. Free. Limited to the first 200 people. Advanced registration not accepted.

Event: New Horizons From Pluto To MU-69 And Beyond
Date: April 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Fran Bagenal. Summary pending.

Event: Early Results From The GOLD Mission
Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Location: LSTB-299, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Katelynn Greer. Summary pending.

Event: Pluto System After New Horizons
Date: July 14-18, 2019
Location: John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

Description: An international science conference on the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The conference will provide an opportunity to summarize our understanding of the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt following the New Horizons encounters with Pluto and 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule). Contributions spanning all relevant research on the Kuiper belt, including both observations and theory, are being solicited. The conference will also serve as the nucleus for a forthcoming volume, The Pluto System After New Horizons, in the University of Arizona Space Science Series. With a projected 2020 publication date, this new book will be the successor to Pluto-Charon, published in 1997.