Yearly Archives: 2018

August and September Videos Posted

Our August and September videos are on YouTube
Rob Freedman-Orion Mission, John Ensworth-The Library of Babel
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS

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Public Star Night 16 November 2018 – Sarah Scoles – “A History of False Alien Positives”

Our speaker for this evening is Sarah Scoles, author of the book “Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”.

Finding extraterrestrial life, especially the smart kind, would be one of the most important discoveries humans had ever made. It would tell us we weren’t alone in the vastness of space,

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Public Star Night – 26 Oct 2018 7:30 – 10:00pm – Dr Gregory Wirth – Mauna Kea: a portal to the Universe

Our speaker for this public star night will be Dr Gregory Wirth, and the topic of his talk will be the large telescopes on top of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii.

Since Galileo invented the telescope over 400 years ago, people have built ever larger instruments that probe deeper into space. 

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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

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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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