Public Star Night 20 January 2017 – Dr Gordon MacAlpine – Cosmology with Quasars

Our guest speaker is Dr Gordon MacAlpine, and the title of his presentation is “Cosmology with Quasars: Dinosaurs of the Universe”.

This will be a public talk and PowerPoint presentation suitable for all ages.  Dr MacAlpine will discuss what quasars are, how they were discovered,

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New LTO Videos Posted

Videos of our October and November public night talks have been posted on our YouTube Channel. If you missed a talk, here’s your chance to catch up on some great presentations!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjkehglVGl-oV6eEwWsiVA

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Public Star Night – 12-16-2016 – Robert Ayala – Astronomica Symphonica

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website, www.starkids.org).

Our guest speaker is Robert Ayala, a librarian at the Loveland Public Library, and the title of his presentation is “Astronomica Symphonica”.

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Public Star Night – 11-18-2016 – Scott Kindt – Astro-Photography

Our guest speaker is Scott Kindt, who has been science teacher at Berthoud High School since 1995, where he is able to use astro-photography as a way to get students interested in Astronomy. Scott Kindt has been taking astro-photos for the past two decades. As a young boy, he observed the moon through a small telescope as the Apollo Astronauts navigated the lunar surface.

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September Video Posted

Our September video has been posted on YouTube
Ray Martin, Ramblings of an Old Stargeezer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6FvTMaVBpA

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Public Star Night – 21 Oct 2016 – “A Talk about ‘Nothing’” – John Ensworth

Space…the final frontier…is really the busiest stuff you’ve never heard of. In this month’s presentation, John will introduce you to the physics of empty space. Most of the universe is empty nothingness and most of every atom is empty nothingness – or are they? Might there be a mysterious ether that galaxies and planets swim in,

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August Video Posted

Our August video has been posted on YouTube
Dr Dayton Jones, The Square Kilometer Array
https://youtu.be/5MqnOVBiXiw

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Public Star Night – 16 Sep 2016 – Ray Martin – “Ramblings of an old Stargeezer”

Our speaker for this public star night will be Ray Martin from Laramie, WY. The title of his talk will be “Ramblings of an Old Stargeezer”

With 60 years plus as both an amateur and professional astronomer there are tales to be told like the time he held the focuser of Hale’s 12-inch refractor in his hands under the floor of the 40” at Yerkes or how he kanoodled his way into the 200” dome with 20 of his friends and colleagues from the Hughes Astronomy Club,

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Public Star Night 19 August 2016 – Dr Dayton Jones – “The Square Kilometer Array”

Friday, 19 August 2016 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website www.starkids.org )

Our speaker for this evening will be Dr Dayton Jones from the Space Science Institute in Boulder,

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June Video Posted

Our June video has been posted on YouTube
Dr Suzanne Metlay: The Five Moons of Pluto

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