Yearly Archives: 2018

Public Star Night – 21 Sept 2018 – John Ensworth – “The Library of Babel and the VERY Large Numbers of Science”

The scientist and the layperson alike try to grapple with infinity.  It shows up at the edges of science and math every day. We have to deal with it.  But can humans really visualize the infinite? Can we get a gut feeling for even just the very, very large?  John Ensworth will take you to the fictional Library of Babel,

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Public Star Night 17 August 2018 – Dr Rob Freedman – Ball’s Antennas on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Our guest speaker for this public star night will be Dr. Robert Freedman from Ball Aerospace, and his presentation topic will be the communication antennas Ball Aerospace has built for NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

Orion, America’s first spacecraft to carry humans into deep space since Apollo 17, successfully passed its initial flight test at the end of 2014.

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Lakota Tipi Raisers visit LTO

July 18th visit posted on our YouTube Channel

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June Video Posted

The Video of our June Public Talk at LTO has been posted on our YouTube Channel:

Beyond NASA: Private, Commercial, and International Spaceflight, presented by Dr Suzanne Metlay of Western Governors University

https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS

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May Video Posted

Our May video is on YouTube
Dr Vicky Hamilton, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjkehglVGl-oV6eEwWsiVA

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Public Star Night 15 June 2018 – Dr Suzanne Metlay – “Beyond NASA: Private, Commercial, and International Spaceflight”

Our guest speaker is Dr Suzanne Metlay, full-time faculty at Western Governors University, and the title of her presentation is “Beyond NASA: Private, Commercial, and International Spaceflight”

We are nearly 20 years into the 21st century and Colorado is 1st in U.S. private sector aerospace employment, has the 2nd largest aerospace economy in the country,

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April Video Posted

Our April video is on YouTube
Allison Barto, The James Webb Space Telescope
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjkehglVGl-oV6eEwWsiVA

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June 2018 Volunteer Training

In case you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or you are a current volunteer who wants to refresh your volunteer knowledge…

Our next LTO volunteer orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. (Date changed to avoid Memorial Day weekend.) This is a chance to meet some of our board members,

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Public Star Night 18 May 2018 – Dr Vicky Hamilton – SwRI – “NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission to the Asteroid Bennu (and Back)”

Our guest speaker for this public star night will be Dr Vicky Hamilton from Boulder’s Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and the topic of her talk will about the OSIRIS-REx mission.

The primary objective of NASA’s Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission is to return a pristine sample from the asteroid Bennu to help scientists understand the origin and evolution of our solar system,

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Public Star Night – 20 April 2018 – Allison Barto – Ball Aerospace – The James Webb Space Telescope

Our guest speaker for this public star night will be Allison Barto, the program manager for the James Webb Space telescope at Ball Aerospace.

Since the invention of the telescope over 400 years ago, humans have been building bigger and more powerful telescopes in a drive to better understand our amazing Universe.

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