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Greeting space fans!

We are pleased to announce the 2016-17 Chautauqua Space Series!

Join Boulder’s preeminent scientists for a monthly voyage of discovery through the solar system.

Osiris-Rex Asteroid Sample Return – October 24

Blast off on NASA’s upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Speaker: Dr. Vicky Hamilton, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

Ancient Polynesian Navigation – November 14

Voyage across the Pacific Ocean using wayfinding techniques and knowledge passed down by oral tradition. Speaker: Dr. John Stocke, CU Boulder.

Meet the Dream Chaser®, America’s Spacecraft – December 12

Hear about the spacecraft transporting cargo to the International Space Station. Speaker: TBD, Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Looking Back to the Big Bang – January 23

Discover the origins of the universe observed through modern microwave technologies. Speaker: Dr. Nils Halverson, CASA Boulder.

Engineering Discovery: The Webb Telescope – February 13

Learn about the new Ball Aerospace telescope and the amazing engineering that enables scientific discovery. Speaker: Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace.

Birth of Stars and Planets – March 13

Journey deep into space and discover how stars and planets form. Speaker: Dr. John Bally, APS, Boulder.

Venus, Earth’s Evil Twin – April 10

Learn how Venus’ climate and geological conditions predict Earth’s possible fate. Speaker: Dr. Larry Esposito, LASP.

Future Astronomy for Ancient Questions – May 8

Glimpse into the future of astronomy to see if life exists beyond Earth. Speaker: Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Ball Aerospace.

TICKET INFORMATION –Tickets now on sale!

Buy your tickets early! This popular series sells out fast!

All events:

7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
Tickets: $10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)

Purchase tickets online.

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