Virtual Public Star Night 18 June 2021

Our guest speaker for this virtual public star night will be Dr Suzanne Metlay, full-time faculty at Western Governors University.  The title of her presentation is “UAE and China at Mars”.
The link to the broadcast is here: https://bit.ly/3vSgZbt

Before NASA landed the Perseverance rover mission on Mars,

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Bunyan Observatory is looking for Volunteers

The Bunyan Observatory at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum (www.berthoudhistoricalsociety.org) in Berthoud is planning to open its doors for star gazing at dusk on the first Friday of every month, starting in June and ending in September 2021. They are looking for a few volunteers to be trained and to run the star nights this summer.

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Virtual Public Star Night 16 April 2021, 8pm

Virtual Public Star Night – Friday, April 16, 2021
 Guest Speaker: 8:00-9:00 | Telescope Images: 9:00-10:00 – weather permitting

Here is the link for the broadcast: https://youtu.be/iq2XouHnZAU
 
“Metamorphosis – Seeing Supernovae in a New Light”

Our guest speaker for this virtual public star night will be Dr Jennifer Hoffman,

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Virtual Public Star Night February 19th, 2021 8pm – Axions

We are going to attempt our first virtual public star night live on 2/19/2021 at 8pm! John Ensworth will present “Axions – the Answer to Dark Matter, and more?” Afterwards, weather permitting, we will show some live views through the 24″ reflector. We recommend using the largest display you have access to for better viewing.

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LTO suspends operations for the rest of March 2020

Due to the current Corona Virus pandemic environment, we have decided to suspend our operations and all activities, including public star night, for the rest of March 2020.

At the end of March we will reassess this decision and update you on our next actions.

Contact met meinte@starkids.org if you have any questions

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Public Star Night 20 March 2020 – Movie “The City Dark”

After our very successful January Public Star
Night on the Importance of Dark Skies, we have decided to follow this up with
the screening of the movie “The City Dark” from film maker Ian Cheney.

THE CITY DARK chronicles the disappearance of
darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney,

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Public Star Night 21 February 2020 – Dr Emily Hardegree-Ullman – Erased from History

Our guest speaker for this public star night will be Dr. Emily
Hardegree-Ullman.  The title of her
presentation is “Erased from History”.

Einstein, Hawking, Hubble. Ask a stranger to
name a famous astronomers and 9 times out of 10 they will think of a man.
Despite the incredible contributions of women to astronomy,

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Public Star Night 17 January 2020 – Deborah Price and Rebecca Dickson – Dark Skies Matter

Our guest speakers for this public star night will be Deborah Price and
Rebecca
Dickson.  The title of their presentation
is “Dark Skies Matter”.

Light pollution blots out much of our night sky
and prevents us from seeing the views that our ancestors enjoyed, but there are
also other reasons to protect the night sky.

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Public Star Night – 20 December 2019 from 7 – 10pm – John Ensworth – “Star of Wonder”

Our guest speaker for this public star night will be our own volunteer and
board member John Ensworth.  The title of
his presentation is “The Star of Wonder”.

THE STAR
OF BETHLEHEM FASCINATES.

The nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of time.

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Public Star Night – 15 November 2019 – Jim Tolstrup – Lakota Star Knowledge

Our guest speaker is Jim Tolstrup, and the title
of his talk will be “Lakota Star Knowledge”.

Members of the Lakota tribe observed the stars while remaining in one geographical area over a period of thousands of years. In the “Winter Circle” they saw a representation of their seasonal migration through the Black Hills in Western South Dakota.

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