Yearly Archives: 2019

Public Star Night – 21 June 2019 – Dustin Putnam – “Kepler Space Telescope – Search for Exoplanets”

Our speaker for this evening will be Dustin Putnam from Ball Aerospace in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “Kepler Space Telescope – Search for Exoplanets”.

Planets orbit nearly every star in the galaxy, but how did astronomers make this groundbreaking discovery? Much of the credit goes to the Kepler Space Telescope,

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Public Star Night 17 May 2019 – Dr Dan Durda – All These Worlds: The Exoplanet Revolution

Our speaker for this evening will be Dr Dan Durda from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “All These Worlds: The Exoplanet Revolution”.

For generations we’ve wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Thanks in large part to space missions like Kepler,

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March Video Posted

The March Public Talk has been posted on our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS
Introduction to the Night Sky

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February Video Posted

The February Public Talk has been posted on our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS
Jets, Outflows and Explosions: Star and Planet Formation in Orion

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Public Star Night 19 April 2019 – Dr John Spencer – “The Furthest Flyby”.

Our
speaker for this evening will be Dr John Spencer from Southwest Research
Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “The Furthest Flyby: New
Horizons Visits Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69”.

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Public Star Night 15 March 2019 – Bill Tschumy – Introduction to the Night Sky

Our speaker for this evening will be our own volunteer and co-author of SkySafari, Bill Tschumy.

Amateur astronomy is in many ways an intellectual pursuit.  What may look like a faint smudge in the telescope only comes alive when you truly grasp what it is you are looking at.

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Public Star Night – 15 Feb 2019 – Prof John Bally – Star & Planet Formation in Orion

Public Star Night – 15 February 2019 – Prof John Bally – Star & Planet Formation in Orion

Our speaker for this evening will be Prof John Bally from the CU Boulder, (john.bally@colorado.edu). New observations with ALMA, CARMA, adaptive optics, and space-based observatories are changing our understanding of star and planet formation.

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The January Public Talk has been posted

The January Public Talk has been posted on our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS
Tim Gasparrini talks about “GOES Next-Generation Weather Satellites”

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The December Public Talk has been posted

The December Public Talk has been posted on our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS
Scott Kindt talks about “The Science Behind SETI”

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Spring Fundraiser at City Star Brewing 4/13/2019

Our next event at City Star will be on Saturday, April 13th at 6:00 pm. This will be a fundraiser for Little Thompson Observatory. Mark your calendars and tell your friends. Hope to see all of our LTO friends there!

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