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2017


Event: Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Program
Date: August 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Description: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.


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: 7th Annual Cybersecurity Training & Technology Forum (CSTTF)
Date: August 30-31, 2017
Location: Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: CSTTF is designed to further educate Cybersecurity, Information Management, Information Technology, and Communications Professionals by providing a platform to explore and enhance cyber resilience, collaboration, threat intelligence, information sharing, workforce development, and risk management. This will be accomplished through a number of in-depth sessions and panel discussions, along with cybersecurity exhibits provided by industry and government partners.


Event: Digital Earth: Warming Poles
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado

Description: With immersive satellite images, soar beyond the headlines with Ted Scambos, Lead Scientist for the National Snow and Ice Data Center, and Ka Chun Yu, space sciences curator, to investigate dramatic changes in sea ice, glaciers, and snow cover in Earth’s remote polar regions. Journey over the Arctic and Antarctica to track sea ice melt, the breakup of ice shelves, and the acceleration of massive glaciers. The poles are a harbinger of future changes, and a critical part of our planet’s weather balance. Scambos will illustrate the transformation of these areas using breathtaking imagery captured from some of Earth’s most remote locations. $8 member, $10 nonmember.


Event: Development Of The Kepler Exoplanet Mission
Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: JILA 10th Floor – Foothills Room, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Dennis Ebbets, Ball Aerospace.


Event: GIS In The Rockies
Date: September 20-21, 2017
Location: Hilton Denver Inverness, Denver, Colorado

Description: GIS in the Rockies is the Rocky Mountain West’s premier geospatial information and technology conference. The conference offers opportunities for industry professionals to learn more about geospatial technology issues and business-centric strategies supporting every vertical market touched by the geospatial industry. Historically, attendees have included representatives from local, state, and federal government, the utilities industry, environmental services, land surveying professionals, the oil and gas industry, students, educational practitioners, and retail and business marketing professionals. Whether you are a seasoned GIS professional or are new to the industry, GIS in the Rockies Conference will offer industry insights and opportunities for everyone.


Event: Climate Informatics Workshop
Date: September 20-22, 2017
Location: NCAR, the Main Seminar Room, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: The Climate Informatics workshop series seeks to build collaborative relationships between researchers from statistics, machine learning and data mining and researchers in climate science. Because climate models and observed datasets are increasing in complexity and volume, and because the nature of our changing climate is an urgent area of discovery, there are many opportunities for such partnerships.


Event: Scaling Relations Between Supermassive Black Holes In The Center Of Galaxies And The Properties Of Their Host Galaxy
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: JILA 10th Floor – Foothills Room, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Speaker: Vardha Bennert, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.


Event: Girls In Aviation Day
Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, 10851 W 120th Ave., Broomfield, Colorado

Description: During the event, girls are going to be able to get “hands on” in many different fascets of aviation from learning how a propeller is made, see and hear how an engine runs, shoot rivets into sheet metal, connect safety wire, learn about and interact with different avionics instruments, climb into actual small planes and jets, and much more. The event is open to girls ages 13 to 18 years old. The cost per girl is $15.


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: 2017 NIAC Symposium
Date: September 25-27, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 Tufts Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Description: The 2017 NIAC Symposium will feature progress presentations from our new Phase I Fellows and current Phase II Fellows. This portfolio of NIAC studies addressing diverse research areas including: Revolutionary Exploration Systems, Novel Propulsion, Human Systems & Architectures for Extreme Environments, Sensors, and Imaging. NIAC Symposia feature exciting keynote addresses to inspire the participants. Past NIAC speakers have included visionary thinkers, distinguished scientists, senior government officials, authors, astronauts, and entrepreneurs. All are invited to attend and the event is free and open to the public.


Event: Above and Beyond – Alone. So Far.
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Fiske Planetarium, Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado

Description: If we know one thing about the universe, is that it’s big. It’s enormous. The pure vastness of our cosmos continues to captivate us. Among the multitudes of galaxies and stars, countless worlds exist – many of which, we believe, could harbor alien life. And yet, our searching has thus far found no trace of distant life-forms. Why is this? Is there anybody out there? In this talk we’ll discuss this question famously dubbed the “Fermi Paradox.” Tristan Weber will help us explore some of the possible explanations for why the stars seem so empty. If our search continues to turn up empty, what might that mean for our place in the universe?


Event: 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress + Quality Information Framework Summit
Date: October 2-6, 2017
Location: Multiple Venues, Golden, Colorado

Description: The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress focuses on CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. More than ever before, information needs to be digital and fully associated as Model-Based Definition (MBD), Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), Smart Manufacturing, and Internet of Things (IoT) continue to evolve. For discrete manufacturing, this means CAD interoperability and collaboration to enable the digital thread. Real users share their experiences for all stages of the product lifecycle, with the focus on real-world challenges and solutions for turning design concepts into manufacturing product reality using 3D models.


Event: 2017 CO-LABS Governor’s Awards for High-Impact Research
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Description: From the quantum realm of bioscience to the vanguard of atmospheric physics, from the technology advancing brilliant manufacturing to crucial new assessments of severe weather – come join the premier scientific research recognition event in Colorado with over 200 researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials as we celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs.


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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.