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SPACE

2017-18 series just announced!

Calling all astronauts! Join Boulder’s preeminent scientists for a monthly voyage of discovery through the solar system and beyond. Get your tickets early as these events sell out quickly!
All shows: 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Sep 25 – Geology of Mars: Positive Impacts
Discover how Mars’ early hostile environment nurtured the possibility for life. Speaker: Dr. Stephen J. Mojzsis, CU Boulder.

Oct 23 – Orion: Gateway to Deep Space Exploration
Hear about the next generation of deep space human exploration spacecraft. Speaker: Robert Chambers, Lockheed Martin.

Nov 27 – Where is OSIRIS-REx now?
Encounter the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and learn about OSIRIS-REx’s newest findings. Speaker: Dr. Vicky Hamilton, SwRI.

Dec 18 – The Newly Predicted 9th Planet
Learn about the hypothetical giant planet and the amazing efforts to detect it. Speaker: Dr. David Nesvorny, SwRI

Jan 22 – Jupiter’s Icy Active Moon: Europa
Journey to Jupiter’s smallest moon and join the search for life beyond Earth. Speaker Dr. Carly Howett, SwRI.

Feb 12 – Space Weather & Space Climate
Discover how the powerful forces of space affect our technologically-dependent society. Speaker: Dr. Sarah Gibson, NCAR.

Feb 26 – The Cassini Mission Finale
Take one last journey with Cassini before it crashes into Saturn. Speaker: Dr. Luke Dones, SwRI.

Mar 26 – Life Science on the Int’l Space Station
Hear about new technologies and products developed deep in outer space. Speaker: Dr. Louis Stodieck, CU Boulder.

Apr 23 – Our Galactic Center’s Massive Black Hole
Journey into the Milky Way and discover the history of our universe. Speaker: Dr. John Bally, APS, Boulder.

AUTHORS

Leslie Irvine: My Dog Always Eats First – April 19

It’s a common sight in Boulder and other cities: a weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, “Two old dogs need help. God bless.” Homelessness and stigma go hand in hand, and nowhere is this more apparent than pet ownership among the homeless. Through qualitative research, Leslie Irvine provides a glimpse into how homeless people provide for both themselves and their pets, and shows how despite public prejudices, homeless people’s pets often really do eat first. Wednesday, April 19. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

FILM

Unlocking the Cage – April 21

“Unlocking the Cage” follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights, Steve and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Watch the official trailer here. Dr. Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado at Boulder, will lead a post screening discussion. Friday, April 21. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Happy hour specials

Enjoy delicious Colorado bistro cuisine, including specials on appetizers, small plates, beer and wine. Served daily through April from 3 to 6 PM. Click here to view the full menu. For reservations, call 303.440.3776 or email here.

CAREERS

Now hiring for summer

Applications are now being accepted for customer service–oriented team members to fill the following part-time seasonal openings:

• Event Staff
• Groundskeeper

For a complete list of job openings and information, click here.

The Chautauqua Dining Hall is also hiring front and back of house positions for the summer season. To apply, send your resume to info@chautauquadininghall.com or call 303.440.3776 to set up an interview.

CITY PROJECTS AT CHAUTAUQUA

Baseline Project Update

Crews are working on the final phase of the Chautauqua Pedestrian Safety, Access and Lighting Improvements project along Kinnikinic & Baseline Roads. Please plan ahead and prepare for single lane closures with flaggers directing traffic during daytime weekday hours.

The Kinnikinic Road project includes a detached sidewalk on the east side and an attached crusher fines pedestrian connection on the west side, and drainage swales along Kinnikinic Road from Baseline Road to Bluebell Road and Sumac Drive. The project also includes installing the remaining section of new sidewalk on Baseline Road between 8th Street and Kinnikinic Road.

All work is dependent on weather, contractor schedules and material delivery and so is subject to change. For the latest construction and traffic impact information, visit www.BoulderConeZones.net and follow @boulderconezones on Twitter. For more information, visit the City of Boulder’s project page here.

Chautauqua Meadow Trail

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) will begin flood-repair improvements to the Chautauqua Meadow Trail on Monday, April 17. More information about this project is available here.

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