Winter Solstice Fundraiser at City Star Brewing

We will have an outreach event at City Star Brewing in Berthoud on Friday 21 December from 6pm to 9pm. We are looking for a few volunteers with telescopes to join us and allow patrons to observe objects in the night sky. If you don’t have a telescope, just come and enjoy a beer while helping LTO!

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Public Star Night – Friday 18 January 2019 – Tim Gasparrini – GOES Weather Satellites

Our Speaker this month is Tim Gasparrini. Mr. Gasparrini is the GOES-R program manager and vice president at Lockheed Martin Aerospace who is the builder of the GOES spacecraft. Tim will tell us about the GOES program, its mission and history and the new GOES-17 spacecraft which was just launched in March of this year.

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November Video Posted

The November Public Talk has been posted on our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LTOSTARKIDS
Sarah Scoles talks about “A History of False Alien Positives”

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October Video Posted

Our October video has been posted.
Mauna Kea: A Portal to the Universe
Dr. Gregory Wirth

 

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Public Star Night – Friday December 14, 2018 – Scott Kindt – The Science behind SETI

Our speaker for this evening is our LTO Board Member and Science and Astronomy Teacher at Berthoud High School Scott Kindt. The title of his talk will be “The Science behind our Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”.

Is intelligent alien life widespread throughout the cosmos or are we alone?

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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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