Our speaker for this evening will be Suzanne Metlay and her talk is titled “What Time Is It? Timekeeping in Ancient and Modern Astronomy”.
Humans throughout history have been tracking where objects are in the sky and tying them to our activities on Earth. With global economies depending on nanoseconds, knowing what time it is takes on new importance in the Internet era yet we still live our lives according to the seasons. Please join Suzanne Metlay (Front Range Community College) for a lively discussion of calendars and clocks from an astronomy perspective as we approach summer solstice.
Suzanne Metlay is full-time faculty in Astronomy at Front Range Community College, where she has taught in Fort Collins since 2010. Before that, Suzanne was Operations Director for the Secure World Foundation in Superior, CO and Education Programs Manager with CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. She worked with staff from both organizations to co-author the planetarium show, “The Crowded Sky”, about satellites in Earth orbit. Suzanne’s current interests are citizen science and astronomy education.
Weather permitting after the presentation, visitors will be invited to look through our large telescope at various celestial objects.
Public star nights are held the third Friday of each month (except July, when we are closed for annual maintenance). No reservations are necessary for these nights. Just come and join us for the talk and some observing afterwards.
If you have any questions, please call the observatory information line at 970-613-7793 or check the LTO web site at: www.starkids.org