Public Star Night 17 Nov 2017 – “The Great American Eclipse 2017 – Revisited”

Our guest speakers are Mark Rennert, John Hiatt, John Ensworth and Ian Bolinger.

The first solar eclipse in 99 years to traverse the United States from coast to coast was truly amazing. It was so amazing we think it’s worth reliving at least one more time. If you were not able to see it in its glorious full totality,

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Public Star Night – 27 October 2017 – Dr Eric Schindhelm – “Rosetta Mission: How to Catch a Comet “

Our guest speaker is Dr Eric Schindhelm from Ball Aerospace and the title of his talk is: “The Rosetta Mission: How to Catch a Comet”

In August 2014 the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at the comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, providing an unprecedented look at a remnant of the early solar system. 

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Public Star Night 29 Sept 2017 – Dr Emily Hardegree-Ullman – “Outstanding Mysteries in Astrobiology”

Our guest speaker is Dr Emily Hardegree-Ullman, and the title of her presentation is “Outstanding Mysteries in Astrobiology”.

For over half a century, humanity has searched the galaxy for evidence of life beyond our home planet. Despite recent exciting advances in the search for other habitable worlds, we have yet to find any cosmic cousins.

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Public Star Night 18 August 2017 – John Ensworth – “Astronomy Apps for the Eclipse and Beyond…”

This month’s presentation will be a tour-de-force of apps useful for preparing for the total solar eclipse a few days later on Monday August 21, 2017.  The apps will be demonstrated on an iOS device, but most have versions that for Android as well. Topics covered will be: How to visualize the eclipse,

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Public Star Night 16 June 2017 – Dr Suzanne Metlay – All-American Eclipse on 8-21

Our guest speaker is Dr Suzanne Metlay, and the title of her presentation is “All-American Eclipse on August 21”

Enjoy the unique experience of a solar eclipse safely and well-informed about the local logistics and celestial mechanics. We will discuss: eye safety, where to go within easy driving distance,

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April Video Posted

Our April video is now on YouTube

Dr Gordon MacAlpine, Earth’s Climate Past, Present, Future

www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS

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March Video Posted

Our March video has been posted on YouTube
Mike Roos, 110 Messier objects!

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February Video Posted

Our February video has been posted on YouTube
Dr. John Spencer, NASA’s New Horizon Mission!
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS

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Public Star Night April 21, 2017 – Dr Gordon MacAlpine – Earth’s Climate Past, Present, and Back to the Future

Our guest speaker is Dr Gordon MacAlpine, and the title of his presentation is “Earth’s Climate Past, Present, and Back to the Future”

This public talk, supplemented with visual aids, is intended for a general audience.  We will examine changing climatic conditions on Earth, from its origin just over 4.5 billion years ago to the present.

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Public Star Night – 17 March 2017 – Mike Roos – “Messier Marathon in Slides”

Our guest speaker is Mike Roos, from Fort Collins, and the title of his presentation is “Messier Marathon in slides”.

During the late 1700’s, Charles Messier, a French astronomer and comet hunter, made a list of objects that are NOT comets, so that he wouldn’t have to repeatedly deal with them during his comet hunts. 

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